Monthly Archives: February 2014

Part Earth, Part Spirit Japan's pre-historic sculptures are a mystery to be enjoyed

They are a curious mix of animal, human and the super-natural. They are “dogu,” the most remarkable representation of Japan’s Jomon culture (12,000 BC), a Neolithic era before the advent of rice cultivation — a world before the Hollywoody cliches … Read the rest

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Nanakusa – Signs of the Awakening Spring

In Japan, in the beginning of January, soon after the New Year’s festivities have ended, the first signs of Spring begin to sprout from the soil.

This new growth is manifest in the nanakusa (七草), literally “7 wild herbs,” Read the rest

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