calligraphy

What is ”Mushin” Meditation and Why is it Important?

It is widely known that the Japanese often have a different way of looking at things. Their difference in character and culture makes Japan a fascinating place to visit, where you can compare many things to your home country and maybe learn something about yourself along the way. Culture in general, across the world, varies…

Eikanji: English and Japanese Fusion Calligraphy

If you think calligraphy is beautiful, you may enjoy this modern interpretation of calligraphy by Tomomi Kunishige. She is an artist who pioneered the calligraphy style known as eikanji. The result is quite stunning! Tomomi Kunishige   She was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture and started learning calligraphy at 6 years old. She created the calligraphy…

The iconic Japanese crafts and forms of art

We are pretty familiar with Bonsai, Origami and etc. Originated from Japan and became famous worldwide, these forms of art always reflect the Japanese culture and artistic ability. The structure and the style of Japanese gardens , potteries and such are also really attractive and can be seen everywhere when we travel throughout this country.…

6 must-do cultural activities in Kyoto

Kyoto, a city in Honshu island, is not only famous for its interesting places but also its cultural depth. You can find many temples and shrines in Kyoto, more o than in the other cities of Japan, many preserved Japanese buildings, and a lot of people who still wear Kimono compared to the other cities.…