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Japanese poets in the garden

Japanese poets in the garden

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

For centuries Japanese poets have been influenced by the beauty, magnitude and mysterious quality of gardens from their country. Their is an evocative yet subtle quality to Japanese gardens, that are usually depicted in an ideal landscape with a very stylized aesthetic and a precise perspective. Both in terms of the form and beauty, one […]

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Summer Walks in a Japanese Garden

Summer Walks in a Japanese Garden

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

When my soul is in need of quiet reflection, I know where to ease the anxious mood that keeps sweet calm from my restive condition. Before I even pass the alluring doors guarded by statuesque lions, my pace slows and the garden begins to whisper… A Japanese garden is my intermediary to peace, connecting with […]

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Bonsai, the silent garden

Bonsai, the silent garden

| January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Life is hectic and perhaps stressful at times. Everyone needs an outlet to discharge those struggles and anxieties of the day and growing Bonsai can help you achieve this much-needed balance in one’s life. Bonsai’s offer a uniqueness to the grower. They allow you to feel liberated as you release your creativity in designing your tree to […]

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Japanese Gardens, Tranquility Personified

Japanese Gardens, Tranquility Personified

| April 28, 2011 | 13 Comments

Japanese Gardens have been a treasured art form in Japan for centuries, and are very much influenced by the ancient and intricate garden designs of China. The exacting tradition, linked to the related and equally disciplined arts of calligraphy and Japanese ink brush painting, is historically passed down from sensei, or master, to apprentice. Even […]

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New Orleans Japanese Haven

New Orleans Japanese Haven

| March 20, 2011 | 4 Comments

City Park in New Orleans has nestled in its midst the New Orleans Japanese Gardens, known formally as Yakumo Nihon Teien. Yakumo is the assumed Japanese name of the prominent New Orleans writer, Lafcadio Hearn. Lafcadio was deeply stirred and inspired by the Japanese culture in his visits to Japan, and brought much of what […]

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Thinking of Spring!

Thinking of Spring!

| January 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

When it comes time to plan a spring garden, there are many designs from which to choose. One of the serenest and most enjoyable garden designs is a Japanese garden design. A Japanese garden is a simple garden design that creates a space that fosters calm and is perfect for meditation. The following is a […]

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