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ART&DESIGN, KYOTO, TRAVEL April 12, 2018

Ryōan-ji, The World’s Most Famous Rock Garden

photo by Wenjie, Zhang via Flickr Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens have been around since the 8th century where they served as a place to meditate and search for the meaning of life. They can be recognized by their raked gravel or sand which symbolizes water ripples and great planning goes into what rocks […]

ARTS&CULTURE, KYOTO April 26, 2016

Kyoto and the Template of Japanese Architecture

As of 2016, more contemporary Japanese architects have been honored with the Pritzker Architecture Prize than have architects from any other country, save the United States. But for all the sleek, dazzling designs of contemporary masters Shigeru Ban and Toyo Ito, the buildings that resonate most with visitors and Japanese alike are those built during […]