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Inspirations from Japan

Edo Beauty

It was in the kitchen that the first Japanese cosmetics were created by women's hands. From rice. A staple food, a nutritional treasure and a treasure of nature. In the Edo period, it was part of the skin care ritual.

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perm_identity Florence Miette

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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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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perm_identity Florence Miette

The Emptiness and the Fullness

Subtract rather than accumulate...

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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 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

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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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