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(Kyoto, Japan). Zen concept. A round window give you peace when looking the outside nature. Square windows interrupt this peace, is aggressive and give a stress sensation

(Kyoto, Japan) This really calms me down. I think the Japanese had it right when they said that "A round window give you peace when looking the outside nature. Square windows interrupt this peace, is aggressive and give a stress sensation"

紅葉の季節 Japanese autumn leaves

A beautiful tatami mat room with paper shoji at Koto-in temple, Kyoto, Japan 高桐院. Koto-in temple, Kyoto, Japan 高桐院.

作ってみたい!和食を華やかにする「和ンプレート」ごはんの盛り付け方 - Locari(ロカリ)

作ってみたい!和食を華やかにする「和ンプレート」ごはんの盛り付け方

作ってみたい!和食を華やかにする「和ンプレート」ごはんの盛り付け方 - Locari(ロカリ)

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And just when you thought paper Chinese lanterns were a cheap and cheerful decorating option, Hermes came to the party.

Grate lights. Very unique idea.

These lights are a creative DIY idea for unique lighting in the kitchen! If you don't have cheese graters, maybe pick a different appliance? Lighting/ Unique/ Creative lighting/ Design/ Home decor

Antique 12 Layered Kimono. This must be quite heavy to wear!

Junihitoe is a kind of formal kimono developed in Heian era. I fall in love with it since the first time i see it from manga(for example Genji Monogatar. Hime in Junihitoe

十二単 (Jyūni-hitoé), a twelve-layered kimono worn only by court-ladies since circa10th century during the Heian Era, Japan.

十二単 (Jyūni-hitoé), a twelve-layered kimono worn only by court-ladies since century during the Heian Era, Japan.

I took these photos of some of the many young and older men taking part in the grand Jidai Matsuri, or festival of the ages, in Kyoto a couple of years ago. From the flute playing young soldiers of…

Jidai Matsuri Men – Kyoto

Jidai Matsuri or Festival of the Ages, Kyoto. The festival began after the Emperor moved the capital away from Kyoto to Tokyo in The historical reenactment parade is performed in authentic costumes from feudal history through to the Meiji era.