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World heritage Mt. Fuji

World heritage Mt. Fuji picture in Suibokuga

World heritage -Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, the altitude of 3,776m. It is well known not just in Japan but in the world as the world heritage site. The reason Mt. Fuji was selected as

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3D painting Japanese world art in jewelry

How to make 3D Japanese painting jewelry

I always love to express Japanese beauty and symbols in art, such as paintings and jewelry. Making Japanese scenery in 3D paintings in accessories is one of my favorite ways of expressing them. Using resin allows me to make 3D

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Japanese traditional painting art SUIBOKUGA 水墨画

Japanese traditional painting art SUIBOKUGO 水墨画

Suibokuga (水墨画)- Japanese traditional painting art Suibokuga is sometimes called Zen Painting. Sumie is painting with ink. And Suibokuga is one of Sumie painting, with the gradation of dark black to light black. Main tool for Suibokuga, “Sumi ink” is

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Japanese traditional Emakimono 絵巻物 scrolls and landscape scenery scroll

Making Emakimono style Japanese scenery painting art scroll

Japanese EMAKIMONO style hanging scroll First of all, what is EMAKIMONO?? Emakimono – “E” means “pictures”, “makimono” means “scroll” in Japanese. Emakimono is a Japanese traditional horizontal scroll which tells stories with pictures. From right side, we unroll the scroll

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-ICHIGO ICHIE- ZEN spirit and Japanese tea ceremony

ICHIGO ICHIE 一期一会

“ICHIGO ICHIE”(一期一会)  Have you ever heard phrase “ICHIGO ICHIE”(一期一会) in Japanese? This is ZEN spirit. It means, “once in a life time meeting”. This spirit comes from the Japanese tea ceremony. The Tea ceremony has a deep connection with ZEN

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Cherry blossoms viewing cycling spots in Tokyo – Part 3

Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama campus cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms viewing cycling spots in Tokyo – Part 3 In this Part 3, we would like to show you more of central Tokyo cherry blossoms cycling spots. We have more Sakura cycling spots in Part 1 and Part 2

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Cherry blossoms viewing cycling spots in Tokyo – Part 2

Tamagawa river cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms viewing cycling spots in Tokyo, Part 2. We would like to give you some more ideas for Cherry blossoms viewing cycling spots. First Tamagawa river. Tamagawa river is a wide river, runs between Tokyo and Kanagawa. Alongside this

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The reason why cherry trees were planted

Japanese painting art Sakura cherry blossoms

The reason why cherry trees were planted. Have you ever thought about the reason why cherry trees were planted? In Japan, we can see so many cherry trees in everywhere. Many of them are really old, few hundred years old.

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Cherry blossoms viewing cycling spots in Tokyo Part 1

Meguro river cherry blossoms

Tokyo cherry blossoms spots for cycling Part 1 It’s a cherry blossoms season! The popular Sakura, “Somei-Yoshino” cherry blossoms are almost in full bloom in Tokyo. There are many well known spots such as, Ueno park or Imperial palace, but 

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Bamboo forests in Tokyo – hidden bamboo forest spots

Tokyo bamboo forest Travel guide hidden spots

Finding small Kyoto in Tokyo – hidden Bamboo forest in Tokyo Bamboo trees symbolize Japanese ZEN culture. When you are in Bamboo forest, you feel very calm and helps you meditate. Many bamboo forests are in Kyoto, or secluded area.

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