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Natural Farming, the Viable Alternative

Leave the care of the natural garden to the birds, no need for human knowledge or human doing, leave it to nature. Masanobu Fukuoka, natural farming pioneer

Modern agriculture and its methods have been hurting the environment and people’s health for decades.   There is a growing interest in organic food and natural farming as well as preserving biodiversity, and many seek to gain more understanding about the … Read the rest

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Are you ready for 2014?

New year's sunrise over torii in Japan

All of us at WAWAZA wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. No matter what they are, may all your wishes for this new year come true.

Happy Holidays!

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Giveaway Contest for WAWAZA in Italy

January 31, 2013

For our Italian speaking fans, our beauty blogger friend from Italy, Ms. Sara Romito (http://romitosara.blogspot.it/), has organized a giveaway contest.

The contest runs from today through February 28, 2013.

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Ikebana, Escher’s Sketches and Bach’s Music Challenging Our Perceptions of Foreground and Background

We generally think of foregrounds as important, and backgrounds as in some kind of a secondary role, or even worse. (Webster’s dictionary also defines background as: a position that attracts little attention).

Ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arrangement) challenges … Read the rest

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How to Give a Thoughtful Gift

I consider myself fortunate that my two grown sons want to just talk with me from time to time.   The elder one called me a few days ago.  I’m not sure how our conversation turned to the topic of what’s … Read the rest

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Kanji, more than just beautiful writing

The Japanese writing system (Kanji) is expressive, as well as being beautiful.  Kanji characters in general visually resemble what they mean to represent.

Ame (Rain)

Ame (Rain)

Take the kanji for rain.

You don’t really have to know how to pronounce it … Read the rest

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Tokyo Story

Tokyo StoryUnpretentious, deeply personal and visually stunning, this movie is one of my all time favorites.

Tokyo Story is one of the great classics of world cinema, directed by the celebrated Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu.  This is a must see for … Read the rest

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Happy Birthday, Miyazaki!

MiyazakiToday is the Founding Day of Miyazaki prefecture in 1883.  She is 118, and prettier than ever. Happy birthday, Miyazaki!

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Thank You For Supporting Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts

We’d like to thank you for sending us your kind thoughts. We at Miyazaki Whispers and Wawaza.com are continuing to operate as normal, and wish to express our gratitude to you for considering to help with the relief efforts.

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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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