knowing four seasons

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Our scenes could tell the season changing that a temperature raise or goes down, young green leave start to come out or colorful foliage drops the end of fall season. However, how much we know how deeply the four seasons involves in our life style or arts? Learning more appreciation of four seasons that we have. ‘Japan and the culture of four seasons’ -Haruo Shirane

another way to use…

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Another way to use the rice plant is for Japanese traditional New Year decorations. On the house entry door or on the porch to prevent malicious spirits from entering, a special knitted rope is made from rice straws called Shimenawa (しめなわ, 注連縄). Rice Straw: This brings hope for a good harvest season, Tangerine: Continue great descendants, Pine tree twig: Works against evil spirits,  Mizuhiki: Traditional Knot, Hope for great connection and Shide: Paper Deco, Symbol of a sanctuary. Great Workshop Conducted by Master Florist Yumi Ichihashi of Baum at Globus Washitsu.

Harajuku Doki Doki Tea Ceremony

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Sebastian Masuda @ Globus Washitsu

This his works was inspired by a circle window. It has placed on Globus Chashitsu: KeiSui-An お庭. His art show “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare” will debut at KiangaEllis Projects in Chelsea on Feb 27 and will run till March 29, 2014.

Harajuku Doki Doki Tea Ceremony @ Globus Washitsu : a collaboration with Sebastian Masuda and Japanese Tea master Satoko Souheki Mori.