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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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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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My philosophy of Japanese gardens design

        Most people consider the garden as a place to live and a great tool to forge social ties, encouraging friendliness and hospitality. This activity maintains their health, contributes to their well-being, it is a source of emotions appealing to all … 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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Full package of Japanese pruning courses in English

        You don’t live in France or in French spoken countries ? You speak English ? And you want to learn Japanese pruning as amateur to create niwaki in your garden ? Or you are a professional gardener and you want … Continue reading

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Training video “Japanese pruning basics”

         This training video “Japanese pruning basics” is available on the e-learning platform of JAPANESE GARDEN INSTITUTE, specialized in teaching of Japanese pruning and Japanese gardens creating. Do you want to learn how to create truly authentic niwaki, such as … Continue reading

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Learn…. before.

        In terms of Japanese garden, someone told me the other day during an exchange, that feeling things was the most important, that the stones “speak” to us… Yes, of course that the sensitivity is important, even essential. But, you have … Continue reading

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Kakehi creation – wood and bambou

        Waiting for suitable climate conditions for the creation of tsuboniwa, it was building the kakehi 筧, the master piece of this tsukubaï. Japanese culture likes hexagonal shapes…… and pieces in “beaten” wood naguri-hasira 柱は名栗柱. And I would also like to … Continue reading

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Wood traditional Japanese fence
sugi itahei 杉板塀

        Here are the finished fence of our second tsuboniwa and its small degoushi 出格子, in our new place in Green Ardeche ! It is a truly traditional fence, authentic Japanese design, sugi itahei 杉板塀 type. Only the raw material is … Continue reading

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The healer garden …
Creation of therapeutic Japanese gardens

        As a human being, nature does not belong to us, we make only a part. It is essential for our life and for our survival ! It is increasingly urgent that we become aware, as to continue to exploit, to … Continue reading

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