Tag: Zen

-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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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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Japanese Kakejiku – good luck item

Unique tiger & bamboo Japanese painting Kakejiku hanging scroll

“Japanese Kakejiku (Kakemono)“ -good luck item   “Japanese Kakejiku (Kakemono)” is a hanging scroll used to display and exhibit paintings and calligraphy art.   Traditional Japanese rooms usually have a “Tokonoma”- a special space (alcove) to display “Kakejiku”.   Most

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Doing calligraphy is meditation

Japanese calligraphy Ichigo Ichie One in a lifetime meeting 一期一会

After receiving calligraphy tools from our grandparents, I started doing calligraphy again. Soon after, I realized doing calligraphy is a good meditation. Calligraphy is one of the main Japanese culture, and related to our history. In our Japanese history, calligraphy

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Our Koi fish items

Japanese painting ceramic decorative plate
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