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Third creation of tsuboniwa at Shizen no sei Garden – The preparation

        A little more than a year ago, I informed you of the start of the construction site for the third tsuboniwa at Garden SHIZEN NO SEI. Yes, this is progressing slowly … but the stages of this creation take place … Continue reading

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New project of chaniwa at SHIZEN NO SEI Garden

        Second project at SHIZEN NO SEI Garden, but this time it is a chaniwa and its roji – Beginning of the working site in this spring … … and for the moment, herre are some of these beautiful granite rocks, … 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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Second tsuboniwa creation in the Shizen no sei Garden – Part 1

         We are now ready to move on to creating our second tsuboniwa, a tsukubai that will take place in a corner of the garden enjoying the morning sun and lying in the shade early in the afternoon. We spent … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa first creation in the Shizen no sei Garden – Part 1

        Now that niwaki nursery and everything necessary for the conduct of courses are re-installed, the creation on other plans can begin… And given the topography of the place, a succession of old walls of granite stones, corners and nooks, I … Continue reading

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Spring in the nursery of the Shizen no sei Garden

         We have worked hard this winter in the new nursery of Shizen no sei garden, pruned and cleaned all the old trees, removing all the ivy on walls of granite stones, finished installing the tarp on the ground and … Continue reading

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Assembly of a Kasuga 春日灯篭 Japanese lantern

        We will focus here on the assembly of a Kasuga 春日 灯 篭 lantern, native of Shinto shrine of the same name, which is located in Nara. Japanese lanterns are composed of several parts which are simply placed one upon … Continue reading

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Creation of a Nobedan paved walkway 行の延段

        The Nobedan is a paved walkway with a Japanese configuration. There are three particular styles and within these different styles, all variants are possible and conceivable. Here, we will look at making a gyou type nobedan or gyou no nobedan, … Continue reading

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Get inspiration…

        After five days of training, a little rest … A beautiful walk in a wild place near my house ! This has not prevented me from enjoying to draw inspiration from nature, always with the same ingredients … Mineral, plants … Continue reading

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