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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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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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All true elegance…

        Coco Chanel said : “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance…” And what is valid in fashion is also true for any artistic creation that wants to be elegant and refined. Do not be mistaken. All that is forced, … Continue reading

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How is the quality of a Japanese garden defined ?

         In fact, it is extremely simple ! A quality Japanese garden is when we are able to ask us the question at the sight of what unfolds in front of our eyes… Nature or garden ? Such is the … 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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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 10

        Good fresh weather this morning, so it is with the coat that we are heading east of Kyoto. But instead of the too touristy Nanzen-ji, we prefer a different temple and its elegant little garden, much quieter. We then stay … 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 3

        This morning, the good weather is there, and we go towards the Kyoto East to discover the huge Kennin-ji temple and its gardens … Then we have lunch in a very old restaurant. After a vegetarian lunch with finesse, we … Continue reading

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