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    • ContemplationContemplation

      There is one thing that particularly touches me about the Japanese - their contemplative soul...

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    • FermentationFermentation

      The Japanese microbes that make you live longer...

    • FuroshikiFuroshiki

      The first eco-bag in history. This square of fabric epitomizes the practical elegance of the Japanese, a fusion of aesthetics and functionality...

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    • KintsugiKintsugi

      Art japonais, qui célèbre et sublime les marques et les cassures du temps, avec de l'amour et de la poudre d'or... 

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    • SakuraSakura

      Extraordinary cherry tree that blooms in the Japanese spring, meeting point between the ephemeral and the permanent...

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    • Tanbo ArtTanbo Art

      The art of rice paddies. The Japanese celebrate their heritage with frescoes of colorful rice varieties...

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    • Wabi-sabiWabi-sabi

      In praise of imperfections. The idea that the patina of time makes people and things more beautiful...

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The "kissa", Japanese cafés from another era

Tokyo, a city in perpetual motion, seeks to stop for a moment, only to set off again. Zen escapes. Amongst them, havens of affection: the "kissa", short for "kissaten", those Japanese cafés from another era which became popular after the war because they offered rare access to music.

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Bizen Soap Workshop

The first Japanese cosmetics were created by hand in the kitchen by women, from rice and other natural treasures. The Bizen soap workshop is rooted in this philosophy...

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Science and Nature

The powerful alliance of science and the treasures of nature...

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