Moss

Mosses are tiny Gods and they are worshiped, protected and loved by Japanese culture. Soft, tender and sensitive, green and lively carpets of Life.. Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations. The individual plants are usually composed of simple leaves that are…

Dream Window : Reflections on the Japanese Garden

Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden. Experience a breathtaking journey through some of the most exquisite gardens in the world. Renowned for their beauty, Japanese gardens have been retreats for people to rediscover the natural world for more than 1,000 years. Dream Window reveals the secrets of both classical and contemporary Japanese gardens, including…

Around the world in 80 Gardens : Japan and China

A BBC documentary about Gardens. This a trip around the world in 80 gardens.In this episode we explore Gardens in Japan and China. their similarities their differencies how the Japanese created a unique style inspired by the Chinese.     Photo: Tofuku-ji Temple, a Garden designed by Mirei Shigemori

Japanese Gardens

A “BEGIN Japanology” video about Japanese Gardens. This time on Japanology Plus, the theme is Japanese gardens, compact evocations of nature’s majesty. Japan has many garden styles: from tea gardens, to the dry gardens of Zen Buddhism, to the pocket gardens of city-dwellers. Its expert guest is Takahiro Naka, a professor of garden history who…

Teachings of the Honorable Daimin

silent prayers footsteps on the wooden Hojo porch the tigers move slowly Photography by Japanaibunka, Nanzen-ji Temple (26.03.16) Kyoto    

Satoyama-Japan’s secret watergarden

Each home has a built in pool or water tank that lies partly inside, partly outside its’ walls… A continuous stream of spring water is piped right into a basin, so freshwater is always available. People rinse out pots in the tank and clean their freshly picked vegetables. If they simply pour the food scraps…