Learn about an extraordinary symbol of friendship and cooperation between Japan and the Netherlands: the Ginkgo biloba.
Discover the rich history and cultural significance of Chadō, the Japanese tea ceremony, in this blog by Japan Fans.
Perhaps you had already come across them here & there in Utrecht? They hang, lie and stand in community centres, libraries and cafés, among other places: the results of our artistic research “The Spirit of Kanji“. From 1 October, we will exhibit more of our Japanese arts in ACU Utrecht.
If you are interested in Japanese Culture & History, you have probably already come across many of the concepts listed in our Eight Japanese Habits to Boost your Wellbeing. Let’s check them out!
The Japan Fans Utrecht organise concerts with Japanese music from the movies of Studio Ghibli. Read more about this Ghibli music concert series in this blog post!
“The Japanese dog breed Akita is one of the smartest dog breeds on earth,” writes pet blogger Farah. Therefore, in this second part of our series on Japanese pets, she tells you more about the history and characteristics of the Akita dog breed.
A key concept in Japanese music, shodo, haiku and other Japanese cultural expressions is “mono no aware”. But what does that mean, exactly?
Many deep philosophical concepts in Japan are part of Japanese culture. Histories and traditions in the country are fascinating, and they revolve around many sorts of philosophy. In the world, Japanese culture and philosophy have a unique beauty ideology and perspective of beauty and aesthetics. “Wabi-sabi” is one of these …