We introduce Japanese words about nature that have been traditionally
used and propose ideas about biodiversity based on Japanese-style thinking.
Column list in 2015
- An ingenious serving bowl which allows multipurpose use in our daily life is called an ikki-tayou (a multi-use bowl). In Japan, there are several multi-use livingwares. Chopsticks play several roles.
- Like family names which we naturally have, each Japanese family has its own kamon (crest). Kamon are like crests, and represents family trees or lineages.
- Origami (paper folding) - enables the creation of diverse things such as plants, birds, animals or commodities through folding a sheet of paper into a triangle or a square shape.
- Household registration, copying sutras, ceremonies, events, Japanese calligraphy, Japanese style paintings, shoji...