Go Sanke, most important written by Hugo J. Smal During the Japanese Edo period (1603 - 1867), the successive Shoguns (rulers of military castes) always came from three closely related families: Mito, Kishu and Owan. They are known as Tokugawa Go-Sanke, which are considered the most important genera of the period. As a tribute to … Continue reading Koi varieties, an introduction
Food: not only the fish but the total environment. Written by Hugo J. Smal I don't know what's more fun. Buy or feed Koi. I already went into buying the beauties. You can find the story "Buying is more than counting." So now the focus on feeding. Daily quality time with your fish. The moment … Continue reading Food for thought
A good start is half the work. Written by Hugo J. Smal There is a lot to discuss how best to build a koi pond. Every advanced koi lover has his thoughts on this (which, incidentally, are quickly elevated to dogmas) and tricks that are often worth taking over. Visiting many koi ponds is therefore … Continue reading A reliable Koi pond.
Learn to buy Koi, you will love it! Written by: Hugo J. Smal Images Toen Feyen Is there a manual for buying koi? It's difficult because assessing koi is more than just adding up. Working at the Goyang Koi farm means that I'm not buying Koi. I must help to sell them. For us, that … Continue reading Assessing koi is more than just adding up!
Kim Young Soo was very enthusiastic. New Nishikigoi from Japan means a lot of work. But it means also a lot of joy. First, the quarantine ponds had to be prepared. In this case four. Two for the fish and two as a buffer for the water changes. The water must be treated so that … Continue reading The breeding season has started!
Hallyu (Korean Wave) Korean culture abroad! A term now widely used to refer to the popularity of Korean entertainment and culture across Asia and other parts of the world, Hallyu or the “Korean Wave” first appeared during the mid-1990s after Korea entered into diplomatic relations with China in 1992 and Korean TV dramas and pop … Continue reading Hallyu (Korean Wave)
Robin, oil on canvas painted by Mickey Paulssen When Mickey Paulssen took the photo, she thought of Rembrandt: the colours, the Clair obscure. For example, how would he have dealt with the light of a cell phone? After all, it is so totally different than the glow of a candle or oil lamp. Making … Continue reading Robin, oil on canvas
Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today? Some 2,500 years after the death of Confucius ...Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today?The teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius have had a profound influence on South Korea. So much so, that the nation is sometimes referred to as the most Confucian society on earth. An … Continue reading Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today
Korean ceramics 한국 도자기 The Mantifang is a big fan of Korean pottery. We like the wonderful artist who dedicates their lives to this art more understanding, greater public and a good life! Here a great blog about it. During the nearly five centuries of the Koryô dynasty (918--1392), celadon was the main type of … Continue reading Korean Ceramics
South Korea's beautiful gardens and landscape design For over 2000 years Koreans have been shaping the landscape around them into pleasing contours and vistas. The arrangement of rocks is a crucial element of local garden design, as is a more natural appearance than the equally venerable styles of gardens in China and Japan. — Read … Continue reading South Korea’s beautiful gardens and landscape design