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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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The torii … female sex symbol

        You may already know that shintō sanctuaries are places dedicated to one or more deities, the kami. In Japanese, one calls them jinja or jingū, or gū. They are easily distinguishable from Buddhist temples, as there are often many objects … Continue reading

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Japanese garden symposium – Kyoto 2016

         A great international symposium on the theme “Understanding Japanese Gardens : Spirituality or Science” will be held in Kyoto in this month of October, at University of Art and Design. Because even if some garden professionals in Japan are … Continue reading

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Japanese gardens – Embody Teioku ichinyo 庭屋一如

        In ancient times, the Japanese people trusted entirely the mother earth and for a long time, they lived in houses with soil floors. These houses of wood and thatch used for sleeping, rest, store their food, and as a shelter … Continue reading

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Women in garden…

        I am often gone to Japan and given my passion, I have often stridden along nurseries and gardens of all kinds, in every way … I have obviously met many ladies, armed with brooms and other utensils used to rake … Continue reading

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Karesansui Internship – Setting stones

        A few weeks ago, took place the internship “setting stones” at the “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” School… And, just this once will not hurt – it’s true that there is rarely bad weather in our region – it’s under a pouring … Continue reading

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Dry garden – Karesansui – setting stones

        Ishi wo taten koto or setting stones like the famous Japanese gardeners … An ancient practice of great aesthetic and spiritual power that characterizes the act of creating a garden, which is based on old rules and in particular the … Continue reading

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Trainings program and intellectual property

         In light of recent events, I want to draw your attention today, to the fact that the trainings program, taught in France at the Ecole NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN and soon on other continents, is an exclusive creation of Frederique … Continue reading

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