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Guardian god Tiger on Kakejiku art

Tiger on Kakejiku art Tigers are one of the very popular subjects on Japanese Kakejiku art. Kakejiku is Japanese traditional hanging scroll. It is hung on the wall in Japanese style room, especially on alcove “Tokonoma”, since ancient time. Tiger

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Beautiful Crane birds, Japanese good luck symbol

YouTube video crane bird

Crane birds – Japanese good luck symbol We, Japanese have a deep connection with crane birds since ancient times. The beautiful crane birds can be seen in many occasions, such as Japanese old stories, music, paintings, and so on. Crane

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Miniature Orizuru art

tiny miniature orizuru

Orizuru is a crane bird made with Origami. Origami is Japanese traditional paper art and kids activities. It is said to be brought to Japan by Buddhist monks around the sixth century, however there is no evidence about this and

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Miniature 3D koi fish Japanese world

miniature 3D koi fish making YouTube video

There are so many Koi ponds in Japan everywhere and you can enjoy seeing beautiful Koi fish swimming. We use Koi fish paintings on many art crafts, such as Kakejiku hanging scrolls, Kimono patterns, dishes, etc, as Japanese good luck

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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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