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Haiku of the month - August

 

太陽の

光と影が

和を作る

 

August

 

The sun

Creating light and shadow 

Making the harmony.

-Azumi

 

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Fragment of Japan - Love affair with nature

 "Japanese art"  -  I guess the first thing comes to your mind would be the famous woodblock prints of "Ukiyoe" "Painting of Floating World" of Hokusai or Hiroshige. Van Gogh and Monet were those who were mesmerised by the woodblock prints. There are incredible collectors and researchers in Europe. 

 

On the other hands, more traditional form, Byobu - Japanese Screens are less widely known but these are the art where the Japanese love affair with the nature can be seen and felt....

 

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Tonight. 7 July - Japanese ancient rituals to make wishes....

7th July - Tanabata festival

Today is the day to make wishes.

Write your wishes on nice colored papers

Go wild and be with your wildest dream.

Let your thoughts out.

Let your dreams out.

 

 

 

 

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FRAGMENT OF JAPAN - Haiku Moment

 

Creating Haiku is simply to be in the now and express what we see, feel the season we are in, as to connect with nature, objects and ourselves, creating consciousness moment.

 

What is Haiku?

What Haiku brings us?

What is Haiku moment?

 

I am going to explore the answers deeper in this article.

 

 

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Haiku of the month - June

 

夏至の夜

輝く空に

静けさも

 

June

 

Midsummer, at night

In the shining sky

Stillness, there is 

-Azumi

 

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Post TEFAF Dinner party at Japanese SALON

Post TEFAF dinner party @ Japanese SALON

 

I enjoy hosting dinners and high tea, brining people together to share art, ideas and inspiration. 

 

After almost forgotten the buzz of TEFAF in Maastricht, we, international art enthusiasts, got together here in Bussum.

 

The highlight of the evening is Art, Foods & good conversation! 

 

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Invest "30 min" before your business trip to Japan

Interested in learning about Japanese culture for business before the trip? 

But no time for one day training ?

No problem.

I make it a concise, 30 min Dinner Talk for busy executives.

 

 

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Haiku of the month - May

 

五月の木

自然の力

ここにあり

 

May

 

Tree in May

The power of nature

Here it is

-Azumi

 

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Private courses - How to bring Japanese culture & wisdom to your life

 

In January 2017, I resumed my coaching sessions at my Japanese SALON at villa "Oud Holland", Bussum.

 

 


 

 

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Haiku of the month - April

 

色淡い

春の青空

安らかに

 

April

 

Colouring soft

Spring blue sky

In peace

-Azumi

 

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April offer - with Akteos Nederland

FREE CONSULTANCY – WORKING WITH THE JAPANESE by Akteos Nederlands

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Haiku of the month - March

春の庭

金に輝く

木の芽たち

 

In the spring garden,

Shimmering gold,

New sprouts in the trees.

- Azumi

 

 

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Sunday Haiku- 12 Feb

しずけさに

あわくかがやく

はかない美

 

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Haiku of the month - February

4 February is 立春 the day that the spring begins in the ancient Japanese (and Chinese). 

 

Still cold, but the feel more gentle light in the morning.

 

Here is the art of the month and Haiku of the month.

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New Year in Japanese style at Marcel Wanders

In Japan, January is an important month for our business and life. We start the year with many rituals to wish that good luck will follow through the year. I am curious to know how your company started a new year and how you started a new year.

I started New Year Calligraphy at Japanese Salon, in 2009 in Amsterdam and over the years, the program has evolved and became a poplar workshop for self development and team building throughout the year.

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TUTORIAL ORIGAMI CRANE

Making a crane in origami is a way to fold our wishes into it.

 

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What my client says - 3 hours Training program

"When we were planning our trip to the Tokyo Game Show 2016 with 15 prominent Dutch Game Studios we wanted to have them prepped properly so they had the best chance of success while there and, naturally, we asked Azumi-san to help us."
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Haiku of the month - January

年新た

白雪のなか

歩み出す

 

New year beginning

In the midst of white snow

Stepping forward.

- Azumi

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Art Curation for Amsterdam Law Firm

Proudly present the exhibition "The Seasons" with 12 art works of Jiro Inagaki with my Haiku for each month. Brining Japanese nature into Dutch office.

A law firm in Amsterdam Zuid, a newly renovated office with beautiful straight lines with black steel and glasses, a minimalistic Dutch design welcomed this warm natural touch and soften the office atmosphere. 

Jiro' Inagaki's art works have brought the touch of nature into the office and soften the working environment with earthy natural handcrafted paper collage.  

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POWER UP YOUR PRESENTATION!  5 TIPS FROM TED TALKS

 

Last Saturday, I gave my second TED talk.

It was really a valuable experience again and I am going to share with you 5 tips if you are to give a talk like in the setting of TEDx. 

  

 

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RARE JAPANESE ART FOUND

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BEYOND CULTURES, 1000 ORIGAMI CRANES PROJECT

For the cultural day in the city of Bussum on 11 September, we planned and hosted an event with a Japanese touch.
Great example of "co-creation" beyond cultures.
To share Japanese tradition of making 1000 origami cranes to wish Peace Love and Happiness in the community of newly joined Gemente Gooise Meren., 

 

With the commitees of Spiegelstraat business owners, we shared this beautiful tradition.
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What to know before your trade mission to Japan

A group of talented young professionals and entrepreneurs from the Dutch gaming industry was making their trip to Tokyo Game Shows for meetings with some leading Japanese game companies.

Organised by Rangemu, who connect the Dutch and Japanese game industry, I have given a half day seminar, to prepare for their meetings and make communication strategy.

 

 

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