Video “Japanese garden or power of nature”

        The Japanese garden, whether made ​​in Japan or elsewhere, is a metaphor of our relationship with nature.
The creative possibilities extend to infinity, but all require us to cultivate our thoughts away from the materialistic world, to understand more deeply that we are inseparable from nature.
It is essential to our lives, improving our health and participating in the raising of our consciousness. It becomes a wonderful support in the context of art therapy and specifically hortitherapy (and in this case in ©niwakitherapy). It is urgent that we take care …!

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Japanese gardens – Ilex crenata niwaki – Decline

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        Many people contact me or my students tell, “I do not understand, I have installed a beautiful crenate holly niwaki (Ilex crenata) in my garden, it had bright green and glossy leaves, I take care of it and it starts to die anyway. I have a “cloud” that … “

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Japanese gardens – Tasks on camellia leaves – Illness or Deficiency ?

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        It is not uncommon to see some pale green tasks appear, then yellow and brown on the beautiful bright green leaves of our camellias. What’s going on? Are we facing a disease, deficiency, …

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Internship of creation of small Japanese garden – Tsuboniwa

      By this weekend, the school “Niwaki Inspiration ZEN”, in the Garden “Shizen no sei tei-en”, has hosted its first student, arrived from Switzerland, passionate for Japanese gardens and teacher of visual arts, to create a genuine tsuboniwa, like the famous Japanese gardeners … the essence of nature in a smaller space …

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Japanese garden Meditation Zen garden Tsuboniwa

Building with a lot of method and structure on ancient rules, including the teachings of Sakutei-ki, the principles of energy of Fusui, concepts specific to the Japanese aesthetic landscape, Catherine has achieved a form of perfection, without its destructive side (instead of enjoying the beauty of the whole and the magic that it creates, it is likely that the “pros” of ideograms are going to notice only that the basin is positioned upside down … Oops, it’s true there is nothing worse in life!), with extraordinary fluidity, that she doubted to reach.

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I want to share with you the intense pleasure that I have felt to provide this training to create a small Japanese garden, the tsuboniwa. Here is a moment of pure beauty in pictures …

And to all those who wish to join us, I tell “See you next year” …

JAPAN, my Love!

         I wish to express here all my compassion and my desire to support the Japanese people, hit in recent days by the huge of tsunami disaster.

Within NIWAKI and Co, we are gone immediately in search of news about the health of our Japanese friends, and we are pleased to present their testimony, among other things, of our guide/interpreter in the JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR :

        « This sudden earthquake that has devastated a quarter of Japanese territory, is a power of 1.78 times larger than the case of Kobe in 1995.
The force of nature is impressive, and we will know soon more sensitive results of the disaster at the human level. Many people stay home tonight, in the cold, in areas where gas and electricity are cut off. Blessed are those who can still walk through the night to their weakened home and family.
I thank you wholeheartedly for your kind words, your genuine concerns. Your warm thoughts for this piece of land, will allow its residents to live and overcome with courage all the subsequent consequences of the disaster.
A thousand thank you. Yukiko »

and of our supplier of tools for NIWAKI and NIWASHI, located about 60kms from the impact point and which we had no news since the quake.

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        « Thank you for your concern. We have experienced the rolling of the great earthquake, but fortunately we haven’t had no damage, nor for our health, nor for our company. Electricity was cut for about 2 days. The city of the Pacific Coast by cons is totally destroyed by the tsunami. A big thank you. Yasuhito. »

We wish them a lot of courage and all of our thoughts are with them.