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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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SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – Day 1

        October 26th, 2016. Here we are! This is the first day of SPIRITUAL JAPAN NIWAKI TOUR 2016 – 4th edition, and this year this study trip is part of the theme of the tea garden, the chaniwa, also called roji. … 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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New ephemeral tsuboniwa at NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN Academy

        The summer period is conducive to the “tsuboniwa” internships, with the creation of two new ephemeral gardens at “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy. With an infinite pleasure, once again, I have taught the art of the garden following the ancient writings … 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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Second tsuboniwa creation in the Shizen no sei Garden – Part 3

        Now, under extremely clement skies for this late September, it is the home stretch for our second tsuboniwa in Shizen no sei Garden. Depending on the space that had been delimited… … this last part has started with the granit … 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 – Chiisana takebayashi 小さな竹林

        Our first tsuboniwa is finally finished. A “small bamboo grove” or Chiisana takebayashi 小さな竹林, green and gold to settle on the dark brown bark fence, on a bed of moss and ferns, associated with a very sleek and graphic set … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa first creation in the Shizen no sei Garden – Part 4

        Now it is the home stretch for our first tsuboniwa in Shizen no sei Garden. After having prepared the site… … This last part has started with the behind border laying … To continue the reading of this article, please … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa first creation in the Shizen no sei Garden – Part 3

“When you intend to set stones, bring in the first place a number of rocks on the site, rocks of different shapes, more or less wide and place them temporarily on the ground. Creating a garden is a very slow … Continue reading

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