高野山

高野山

Mount Koya (高野山, Kōyasan) is the center of Shingon Buddhism. An important Buddhist sect which was introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi. Also known as Kukai, one of Japan’s most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect’s headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on Koyasan’s wooded mountaintop. It […]

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Relationship with nature

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan. –Tadao Ando

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18 Day of December #Morning

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

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I prefer winter and fall

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth

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16 Day of December #Furry friend

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things – a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in […]

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The smallest orchids. Singapore Cloud Dome

Cute and beautiful orchid , but first q is , why do you post it. Nothing special about it. Sure, nothing special before you see the measurements 🙂 The reason why Vanda Miss Joaquim was picked. Was that this species of orchid  is known for their incredibly vibrant colors, hardiness, and resilience. All of which are qualities […]

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Traveling Through Asia – Day 3 -2019

TUN ABDUL RAZAK, HERITAGE PARK (formerly known as Lake Gardens) I did hear that you need at least a day to conquer this place. But I was too arrogant and thought that I’d do it in 2 hours. Naive me … we went there at 10 and finally went out at 15.00, and I can’t […]

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Bali- Travel plans

Bali

For many Bali are beaches and all-inclusive spa resorts. Many prefer surfing, or Yoga retreats, and none of this is bad. I guess I’m a different typo of traveler, and I prefer to learn on my travels. Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. […]

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Nara -gathering point for important shrines and temples Vol.3

Yakushi-ji Temple Yakushiji (薬師寺) constructed by Emperor Tenmu in the late 7th century for the recovery of the emperor’s sick wife. One of Japan’s oldest temples, Yakushiji has a strictly symmetric layout, with the main hall and lecture hall standing on a central axis, flanked by two Pagodas. The main hall was rebuilt in the […]

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