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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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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 2

        Overcast today but still soft after the beautiful rain of last night. After a good night sleep, we start on the right foot to discover treasures, essential major classics. Direction, the Northwest Kyoto with the quintessence regarding pond, dotted with … Continue reading

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Japan 2016 – Day 5 – Okazaki-ku

        This morning, still with my bicycle, towards the east of Kyoto, a very wooded area, in complete harmony with nature nearby. The ubiquitous water drawn from Lake Biwa, seeps, springs and flows, one feels run under our feet. We guess … Continue reading

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Japan 2016 – Day 4 – Kitano-ku & Omotesenke

        In full form today, I choose my preferred means of locomotion in Kyoto … the bicycle ! It allows me each time to discover hidden treasures … And today, after just two blocks of houses, I “falls” on the atelier … Continue reading

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