Sogetsu Ikebana and the Fundamental Energy of Plants

Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, has a 600 year history.  It began when the practice of offering small flower arrangements to Buddhist shrines …

The Symbolism of Water in Asian Culture

Water surrounds our life.  It occupies 71% of the earth.  On average, it composes 65% of our bodies.  Without water, no life can exist. In …

9 Reasons to Drink Matcha Green Tea to Kick Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

Green tea is regarded by many nutrition experts as one of the items on any top 10 list of super foods in terms of antioxidant …

Asian Design, the Star of Casinos Today, Casinos seeking to draw in the Asian affluent with Asian influence

This is a guest post on Asian Design Influence. Casinos have always been known for their extravagance. From the majestic Casino de Monte Carlo in …

Happy New Year to All!

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy 2015! Selling our home in July was a big move for our family. We are still in a small apartment …

Korean Art and Crafts Exhibit in Milan

I love to share art and culture from Asia.  This is a guest post by Amandine Dowle on Korean Crafts exhibited in Milan.  Aren’t they …

How One Tea Ceremony Taught Me So Much About Appreciation

Seattle’s Sister City in Japan is Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture.  To deepen the relationship between the two cities, they often have cultural exchanges. …

Ikebana is Not a Zen Flower Arrangement

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is now quite well-known in most parts of the world.  I have been a student of ikebana, off and on …

The Japanese Tradition of How to Work with Neutrals and Color Trends

Every year, the color industry expert, Pantone,  announces a new Color of the Year.  This year’s 2014 color is Radiant Orchid.  As the name suggests, …

Can Coconut Oil Reverse Dementia?

Japanese are known for their longevity. The average life expectancy for Japanese males is 82 while for females it’s 87 years old.  I’m very fortunate …

Japanese Design – Art, Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J Graham – Book Review

As I love and appreciate Japanese Design, this a book review. Japanese Design – Art, Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J. Graham Japanese design and …

How Do We Teach Asian Respect to Children in Today’s World

Today I heard that a friend of mine is going to be a new grandparent!  How exciting to welcome new life into this world! It just …

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