Monthly Archives: December 2010

Japanese Kyudo: Zen in the Art of Archery

Kyudo, literally means "way of the bow", and is often referred to as tachi-zen (standing meditation).Kyudo, literally means “way of the bow”,  and is often referred to as tachi-zen (standing meditation). In essence, it is a personal search for truth, virtue and beauty.

I started practicing Kyudo several years ago, thinking that it would be … Read the rest

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Warosoku Candles

Japanese candles (“warosoku”) are non-petroleum based, made with natural plant-based wax. The wick is made from rice paper, wrapped with fine husks of rush grass.

Most western style candles are made from paraffin wax, which is an after-product of refining … Read the rest

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seashells

seashells i took form kisaki beach
sit sadly on my bookshelf
longing for the sound of the ocean

seashells i took form kisaki beach sit sadly on my bookshelf


Kisaki beach is also a great place to watch the giant re sea turtles (aka-umi-game) nest from May to August.Kisaki is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Miyazaki. Nestled behind a forest and accessible only via very narrow roads, … Read the rest

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