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 | East Asian History
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 traditional Zen Gardens, and we will explore the key elements which compose such gardens. We will also introduce … Continue reading Zen Gardens & Asian Garden Ideas (68 images) – InteriorZine
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
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