TANABATA on 7 July is my favourite Japanese traditional festival since I was a child, with a romantic creative ritual. This is the day to let our wishes seen by the shining stats in the fresh summer sky….
By embracing anything in life, without giving any judgement to it, we give compassion to our very self, we can become more creative and make a wiser choice for our action from the space of peace and love.
Japanese Tea Ceremony, (茶道) Way of Tea is a cultural, spiritual and social activity practiced in Japan, based on the philosophy of Zen Buddhism.
It is not just about making this special tea. It is a practice and discipline to quiet our minds, empty our thoughts, totally be in the present moment to appreciate the time and space.
What "Shadow" means to you?
In western culture, the word "Shadow" has a negative connotation. In Japanese, the Shadow, KAGE (影, 陰) gives a slightly different sensation. KAGE 影 plays an important role in WABI SABI aesthetics...
What is KIKUBARI? KIKUBARI is the Japanese word that describes the art of attention. It is an act of compassion and love from our heart..... Azumi explain the beauty of KIKUBARI and her contribution to the Dutch company RITUALS...
Silence, space in-between is called "Ma" 間 in Japanese. You see them in Japanese architecture, zen-garden, art, music and conversation. It is a distinctive aspect of Japanese aesthetics. Why this silence in between is important?