/\ /\ . Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding. This textured charcoal finish is accomplished by burning for 7 minutes, extinguishing in cold water, scrubbing with wire brushes, drying, then rubbing with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish. This technique is said to protect the siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years. And looks fabulous!
In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, also given as 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, meaning "she who invites" is a goddess of both creation and death, as well as the former wife of the god Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.
SENBAZURU, 1000 PAPER CRANES LEGEND Senbazuru is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true.
For those who have not heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient Japanese art and philosophy, it is the right time to learn that now. It is a part of alternative medicine which is based on the fingers, and whose task is to balance the energy of the body through the important points of the fingers which i...