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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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New project of tsuboniwa at the Shinzen NO SEI Garden

        New project of tsuboniwa in progress at the Shinzen NO SEI Garden – Beginning of the working site … and in first repairing of stones joints.

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Japan 2015 – Day 3

         Today, get up at dawn … to Nagoya and meeting with my future garden master of landscape masonry, SUZUKI San and his friend UMEMURA San, also a gardener. The appointment is made for my future coming to Japan ! … 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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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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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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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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