Monthly Archives: November 2016

Chabana 茶花

        I present you the elegant vase that I received as a gift. The Japanese artist obviously chose nature and its motif represents the forest. A beautiful object that will come to embellish my sōan 草庵 …

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How is the quality of a Japanese garden defined ?

         In fact, it is extremely simple ! A quality Japanese garden is when we are able to ask us the question at the sight of what unfolds in front of our eyes… Nature or garden ? Such is the … Continue reading

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New video – Urasenke Kyoto

         A new video is now on the e-learning Platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE ! To watch it, rendez-vous at this adress : http://www.japanese-garden-institute.com/elearning/ Looking forward to having you among the community of the “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy … ! … Continue reading

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New video – Minokō

         A new video is now on the e-learning Platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE ! To watch it, rendez-vous at this adress : http://www.japanese-garden-institute.com/elearning/ Looking forward to having you among the community of the “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy … ! … Continue reading

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Updated video – Midoritsumi

         A video was been updated on the e-learning Platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE ! Longer, more explanation … To watch it, rendez-vous at this adress : http://www.japanese-garden-institute.com/elearning/ Looking forward to having you among the community of the “NIWAKI Inspiration … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 12

        So here is the last day … dedicated in the morning to the visit of Tofoku-ji, with the creations of Mirei Shigemori, more contemporary but inscribing in the purest spirit of the Japanese garden … … and the afternoon devoted … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 11

         Already the penultimate day … What time pass quickly ! Today, with a mixed but mild weather, it is a bucolic day. Kyoto is a city full of charm, but here I am a little overdose with crowds, cars … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 10

        Good fresh weather this morning, so it is with the coat that we are heading east of Kyoto. But instead of the too touristy Nanzen-ji, we prefer a different temple and its elegant little garden, much quieter. We then stay … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 9

         Here we go again this morning in search of sublime tea gardens, the theme of our study tour 2016. We start with the enormous Chion-in temple, which offers two charming gardens … In the second, oh surprise, we discover … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 8

        Still as fresh this morning, so wrapped up, we leave for the East Kyoto and its moss gardens. The universe, very cooperative, graced us with a substantial overnight rain and a slight ray of sunshine this morning for a player … Continue reading

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