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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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