Monthly Archives: September 2013

Autumn’s Arrival

Japanese have a gift for acknowledging and truly appreciating each of the four seasons.  Each season has signs or markers of its arrival visible in daily life.  Autumn is seen in the appearance of kuri (chestnuts), nashi (pears), kaki (persimmons), … Read the rest

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One year since I started to take yoga

Yoga asana
It has been a year since I started to take yoga lessons. I have just bought a mat for home, and want to practice any chance I get.

At first, it seemed almost impossible to do the same posture (Asana) … Read the rest

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Appreciating Aroma of Incense, the Japanese Way (Kodo)

Japanese children in a 'Kodo' class Japanese are taught how to appreciate aroma of incense (Kōdō) from an early age.

Kōdō is one of three classical Japanese arts, the other two being Ikebana (flower arrangement) and Chadō (tea ceremony.)

Kōdō in Japanese means “The Way of … Read the rest

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