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KOTODAMA 言霊, MY NEW BOOK

KOTODAMA 言霊. The Heart of Japan, Art and Culture. KOTODAMA 言霊. The Word has Life. The Word has Soul… Thus begins the chapter in which this expression of power is explained. Concentrate ki 気 and make a sentence of the word to be fulfilled. That is the power of KOTODAMA. There are many books written about Japanese

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IKIGAI | 生き甲斐

…develop our talent to fulfill our purpose… According to Japanese culture, we all have an IKIGAI. But to find it, a deep and often prolonged self-search is necessary. Finding the IKIGAI brings satisfaction and meaning to our lives. It is “the purpose of life” or “the meaning of life”. Its graphic representation is similar to

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ORIGAMI | 折り紙

HOW IMPORTANT IS THE CULTURE OF PAPER AND ORIGAMI? I remember an occasion while my children and I were waiting for our turn in the waiting room of a hospital, a very nice elderly man came up to us and began to make birds out of newspaper and gave them to the children. The skill and

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New Course: FUN MATHS / Geometry Polyhedrons with Origami

SERIE: JAPANESE ART and CULTURE for CHILDREN / Fun education/ Courses.   A practical way of using origami to learn mathematics in a fun and playful way is carried out in some schools in Japan, where children learn the main geometric polyhedral figures with origami. The children, after making all the figures and creating all

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KINTSUGI | 金継ぎ

THE ART OF BEAUTIFYING DAMAGE, AN ANCESTRAL JAPANESE TECHNIQUE FOR “REPAIRING WITH GOLD”      The story goes that at the end of the 15th century, during the Ashikaga shogunate, the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent some tea cups to China to repair them. But he did not like the result, so he asked Japanese craftsmen

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WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE HAPPY!

A very special book where you educate :   101 CREATIVITY PROJECTS. Vol. I The first book that guides the Japanese educational philosophy adapted to children with practical art projects that also promote their creativity and sensitivity. Educate from the heart and that the child live from his talent. With “Bringing JAPANESE ART and CULTURE

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SKILLS THAT CHILDREN DEVELOP THROUGH THE ARTS

How the arts develop significant skills for academic success and daily life.   It is a shame to see how art classes are being reduced every year, this school year ,2019-20, with no more than half an hour weekly in public education in some provinces of Spain. The poor training of teachers in ART and the current

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SHIKI | 四季

BEAUTY IN THE FOUR SEASONS. THE COLOR OF JAPAN It is fascinating to see the enormous importance of nature in all of Japanese culture. Not only in art, but also in fashion, commerce, gastronomy and everyday life. We find Sakura flowers 桜 in spring, bamboo 竹 in summer, autumn fruits like kaki or mushrooms and winter

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KUU |空

THE JAPANESE WORD WHERE CREATIVITY HAS NO LIMITS AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.   KUU, the empty but energetic space where imagination can be shown in all its immense possibilities. KUU空 空 (Sky/Empty) KUU, is one of those Japanese words of inexact translation, and that we can apply to an infinity of spaces and elements. I

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OMAMORI & JEWELS

お守り Good luck in projects, work, business, exams, health, love, protection… OMAMORI are a kind of lucky charms in Japanese culture, similar to the cross or medals of virgins and saints for Christians. Each Shinto and Buddhist temple has its own OMAMORI, and they serve to bring fortune and luck to different aspects of life

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