Category Archives: Traditions and culture of Japan

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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The torii … female sex symbol

        You may already know that shintō sanctuaries are places dedicated to one or more deities, the kami. In Japanese, one calls them jinja or jingū, or gū. They are easily distinguishable from Buddhist temples, as there are often many objects … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2017 – Few places left !

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Contest 2017 – Frederique DUMAS – Niwaki & Co

        I inform you that I organize a Contest, between March 1st and June 30th, 2017. This last day will be the lucky draw of the winner of the superb set below : 270 mm pruning shears, handmade, accompanied by its … Continue reading

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New video – “Secret roji”

         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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