I have arranged with Shikibu at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It is her initiative and I am very curious why right here. The World Museum in Rotterdam was more obvious. There they have an extensive Buddha collection and even a complete Mongolian Yurt, a tent that served as a temple in the country … Continue reading Beotkkot, sakura, falling in love with flowers.
During an appointment in the castle gardens Arcen, the clouds and the sunlight falling down now and then played a beautiful game with the budding green. Few people get to see it because there is a lock on the gate at the beginning of March, but also between cold and heat, between the desire for … Continue reading Shikibu’s “Mono no aware” predicts transient beauty
We were young men, naïve men who ambitiously entered the Koi world with our feet in the wet blubber of the show grounds of the first Koi show on the European mainland.
"The Grand Champion, I may assume, is the one who won the beauty contest, the white and red of that fish gives me a sense of clarity, of immaculate." "True", I answered. "She is called in Japanese Kohaku which means" of a clear feeling.
The potential is still hidden for Europe. South Korea has a number of fanatical and ambitious koi lovers. Hugo Smal has been well established in this fascinating country for quite some years now. He has assisted a number of founder members of the koi hobby in setting up the right facilities. A report of a … Continue reading Korea, big adventure!
The gods are praised. On the 11th of February, 2008, Sungnyemun burned down the Southern Gate, from Seoul. King Yi T'aejo, the founder of the Choson Kingdom, had this gate built around 1400. He also built Kyongbok palace. Together with the Han River, these treasures of the world heritage form a Feng Sui constellation. Not … Continue reading Korean gardening