Tag: Japanese art

ZEN circle -Enso-

Golden Enso and Mt. Fuji Japanese painting Kakejiku

ZEN circle ENSO Zen circle is called “Enso”.(円相) Sometimes different “Kanji”(Chinese character) 円窓 is used for “Enso”, represents “round window”, which means our mind’s window. Enso is one of Sumi ink painting (Japanese calligraphy) in Zen. Usually it is drawn

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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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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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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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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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Kakejiku style wall decoration – Fukuro obi belt

Fukuro obi Kakejiku style Japanese painting art Crane bird, Sakura, Koi fish

Fukuro Obi belts are precious obi belts for Japanese Kimono. They are usually made with silk, having Japanese patterns. Shiny silk threads create beautiful and gorgeous looks. These obi belts can become gorgeous decorations by themselves. Kakejiku style wall decorations

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Drawing Japanese Koi pond

Japanese calligraphy painting of Koi pond Kakejiku hanging scroll

Most of Japanese gardens have Koi pond. Koi pond is the symbol of Japanese garden. There are stones around Koi pond, sometimes there is even a stone bridge over the koi pond. Pine trees, bamboo trees and other trees are

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