Tag Archives: Japan

  1. More Than Repair: Elevating Memory with Kintsugi

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    March 11, 2018 by katmcdaniel

    Humanity can be callous and wasteful, but we often form attachments to things. Can connecting with sentimentality help encourage awareness? …
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  2. What Lies Between: Exploring the Japanese Tea Garden

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    January 18, 2015 by katmcdaniel

    Transitioning from busy exterior lives to our private lives is difficult. How do we keep a quiet place for ourselves? …
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  3. Signs of the Times: Isolation in Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro

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    June 14, 2014 by katmcdaniel

    Society changes constantly. How do we respond to the alienation and loneliness that result from these changes? Kokoro, which can be …
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  4. From the Master’s Hand: The Making of a Japanese Ichimatsu Doll

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    February 15, 2014 by katmcdaniel

    Please enjoy the delightful video below showing the construction of a Japanese Ichimatsu doll. Even without the ability to read the …
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  5. Moments from Other Lives: Thoughts on Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

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    November 9, 2013 by katmcdaniel

    Are you attracted to characters and story lines that surprise you? Life doesn’t always make sense and neither does art. Many …
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  6. Time to Play With Your Food: The Art of Bento

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    July 26, 2013 by katmcdaniel

    What happens where creativity, status, and practicality meet? In this case, lunch! Bento encourages you to play with your food. …
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  7. Skill and Confidence: Dragon Painting from Nikko, Japan

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    May 1, 2013 by katmcdaniel

    In the Japanese town of Nikko, which lies to the north of Tokyo, there is a shop famous for paintings …
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