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Inspirations from Japan

Seeds Stories

Fascinating stories of seeds are told in the kitchens of Nijo Castle during Kyotographie, Kyoto's annual photography event. Stories of journeys across time and cultures.

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In Praise of The Hand

In Japanese beauty rituals, the hand becomes the ultimate beauty tool.

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Journey to the heart of Japan traditional landscapes

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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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The Emptiness and the Fullness

Subtract rather than accumulate...

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Bath ritual

The bath in Japan is conceived as a sanctuary of the soul...

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A new Japanese Art de Vivre store in Paris

Awaken to the Japanese soul and walk through the doors of Biën;...

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Devine cereal

So deep is Autumn now with the rice fields harvested. It is time to say thank you.

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Land of Youthfulness

What is an autumn meal like at a Japanese table? 

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The Right Temperature

Listening to our body is one of the kindnesses we owe ourselves...

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The Way of Beauty

In the Japanese tradition, the vision of a path is anchored in the deepest part of the soul. A path, more beautiful and more important than the goal to reach...

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The Art of Rice

For the Japanese, rice fields are the symbol of the land. There are so many things in their land. 

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When the sacred comes to rock our reality

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

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Fill your wrinkles with gold?

Imagine a world where beauty is found in imperfection.  Where far from hiding the marks and traces of time, they are embraced and polished with care, love and gold powder...

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perm_identity Texte: Florence Miette | Photographie: Motoki Tonn

Reading zen in the rocks

At the beginning, it is the emptiness that takes you. The beauty of emptiness. The one that in our western societies is so frightening that we never stop trying to fill it, by getting restless, by consuming, by possessing. To stop the fear of missing something...

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Beautiful landscapes don't have owners

In the middle of Tokyo, there is a mysterious but tangible forest. It is one of those landscapes that saturates your mind without warning.

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Bento, delicious love letter

In Japan, the anticipated joy of lifting the lid of a homemade bento*, tasty, colorful and full of vitamins, is for some a daily rendez-vous.

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Magic, the beauty evening ritual

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Those Japanese microbes which make your life longer

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Sakura Sakura...

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East meets West at the heart of Milano

Enter the marvelous world of Stamberga; an invitation to a timeless journey...

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perm_identity Texte: Florence Miette | Photography : Marco Beretta