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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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Tsuboniwa – Go to the light – 光に向かって行く – Hikari ni mukatte iku

“Follow our heart and be ready to live by inspiration. This is the only way to get out of our belief systems and to be receptive to new ideas, perspectives, alternatives … So, we give ourselves the chance to become … 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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Tsukubai course

        This week, creation of a new tsuboniwa at “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy, with two trainees, Therese coming from Martinique and faithful to the academy for many years in hortitherapy – Niwatherapy©, and Peter, newcomer, from Germany. With an infinite pleasure, … Continue reading

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Mae-niwa 前庭 – small welcome garden

        This week, creation of a new tsuboniwa at the Academy “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” with a trainee come from the Martinique, this time in the setting of quantum hortitherapy – Niwakitherapy© … With an infinite pleasure, once again, I have taught … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa and Cambogia touch

        This week, the Academy “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” and me have welcome a trainee from China, wishing to follow “setting stones” and “creating tsuboniwa” courses. With infinite pleasure, once again, I have taught the art of the garden following the ancient … Continue reading

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Tsuboniwa – Fording

        This week, design of a new tsuboniwa at the “NIWAKI Inspiration ZEN” Academy, with a student coming from Belgian Ardennes and lover of Japanese gardens… With infinite pleasure, once again, I have taught the art of the garden following the … Continue reading

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Western and reductionist view of the Japanese garden

        The Japanese garden is not only a raked gravel area, a basin, a lantern and a pruned tree ! What wrong vision, limited and simplistic !!! Just like the Japanese garden is not only the Zen garden ! Each time, … Continue reading

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Internship of tsuboniwa creating

        Last week, has taken place at the School Niwaki Inspiration ZEN in the Garden “Shizen no sei tei-en”, the first course of the year dedicated to the achievement of a genuine tsuboniwa, like these created by the famous Japanese gardeners, … 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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