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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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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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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 7

         Autumn is moving in Kyoto … A cooler day today encourages us to get coats and we go to the west of the city, with firstly the visit of one of the oldest temples of Kyoto, Daikaku-ji, a former … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 6

         Today again, a pleasant and beautiful sunny day of Indian summer is coming, and we take the path to Northeast Kyoto, starting with a pearl that I like, Renge-ji … We continue with a beautiful hermitage, entrusted today to … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 4

        It was under a dark sky with fresh air, that we go on this morning to get to the huge Daitoku-ji complex. We start with the garden of Ryogen-in temple, one of my favorites … … to continue with another … Continue reading

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Japan 2016 – Day 6 – Tokyo & secret “roji”

         Today, the big city, Tokyo … that I leave as quickly as possible to the sea and quiet of a pearl nestled in the forest … a secret roji. There are no words … All I can say is, … Continue reading

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