Become friends with koi. written by Hugo J. Smal How do you become best friends with your koi? That is the ideal of every koi hobbyist: to build a close relationship with your ornamental carp, a relationship that provides mutual pleasure. Many koi keepers are happy and proud to say that their fish are 'tame'. … Continue reading Become friends with koi
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
What makes the countries of East Asia somewhat funny is that their architecture and culture, in general, can be defined by which period the country had the most interactions with Ancient China.
Dutch words in Korea and Japanese Language. On August 24, 1609, the feudal ruler of Japan, the shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu, accorded a group of Dutchmen a pass which allowed them to trade in Japan. This fact as such would not be so noteworthy, were it not that between 1640 and 1854 — a period of … Continue reading Dutch Influences on the Japanese Language: With an Appendix on Dutch Words in Korean
Zen Gardens & Asian Garden Ideas We handpicked for you an impressive collection of ideas and visions all inspired from the Eastern philosophy that explores the connection between nature and human beings. We will commence with the brightest and most mesmerizing examples of 68 images, and we will explore the key elements which compose such … Continue reading Zen Gardens & Asian Garden Ideas
“Largely self-taught, Van Gogh believed that drawing was “the root of everything.” — Lees op www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gogh_d/hd_gogh_d.htm[ Generally overshadowed by the fame and familiarity of his paintings, Vincent van Gogh’s more than 1,100 drawings remain comparatively unknown, although they are among his most ingenious and striking creations. Van Gogh engaged drawing and painting in a rich … Continue reading Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890): The Drawings | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tea too cool down My family has a tradition of utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine in everyday life. Here is a simple recipe to Brew Cool Tea in Summer. Fresh bamboo leaves, 50g, wash clean; Green tea leaves, 30g; Red jujube 4 or 5, tear open Put all three in a jar, add water 1000 ml. … Continue reading Brew Your Own Cool Herbal Tea
[:en]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.[:nl]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.[:]
[:en]"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.[:nl]"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!