Author Archives: Frédérique

Third creation of tsuboniwa at Shizen no sei Garden – The preparation

        A little more than a year ago, I informed you of the start of the construction site for the third tsuboniwa at Garden SHIZEN NO SEI. Yes, this is progressing slowly … but the stages of this creation take place … Continue reading

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The garden “nature”, an anti-carcinogenic power, the opening of a new path towards healing …

        Cancer is a disease described since antiquity. The Greek physician Hippocrates first compared the cancerous tumors to a crab. For a long time, cancer has been an incurable disease, but today the progress of medicine is contributing to the healing … Continue reading

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New video – KAHO Gallery

         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 “Sublime SUKIYA” Academy (prev. NIWAKI Inspiration … Continue reading

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Niwaki – Master piece !

        “One can not doubt, Japan is a country where the tree is king ! It is commonplace to see gigantic specimens moved with large crane and labor reinforcements because they are simply on the way of a highway or other … Continue reading

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Re-create the essence…

        “When creating a garden, visualize the famous landscapes of our country and come to understand their most interesting points. Re-create the essence of those scenes in the garden, but do so interpretatively, not strictly.” – Sakutei-ki 作庭記 Hashimoto Gahō (1835-1908) … Continue reading

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Chabana 茶花

        The art of provoking emotion in front of the simple beauty, natural, even raw. To succeed in generating elegance and refinement through rustic materials, patinated by the wear and tear of time … It is Japan that I love, which … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Japanese gardens – Niwatherapy© – Frederique DUMAS

        Japan is the home of forest therapy and shinrin yoku 森林浴, which literally means “forest baths”. We find again in this term, kanji 森 and 林 which mean “forest”, as a crowd of small kanji 木 means “tree”, and the … Continue reading

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Japanese gardens – purism, authenticity, perfection …

        These three definitions mainly characterize my vision of the Japanese garden: purism, authenticity and perfection. If a dictionary is opened, it will be read that purism corresponds to the desire to respect in the smallest details the principles of an … Continue reading

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New video – Nomura Residence

         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 “Sublime SUKIYA” Academy (prev. NIWAKI Inspiration … Continue reading

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Japanese gardens – Stop the cliché !

        The West, in successive waves, regularly felt a pronounced passion for the art of Japanese gardens. This is easily understood when one knows their main base, a willingness to live in harmony with nature, that is to say, to stay … Continue reading

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