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Wild Flowers for Tea Ceremony

We brought a small bouquet of astor from our backard to our tea ceremony lesson. Our teacher kindly and beautifully arranged it with pampas grass in a bamboo vase. The arrangement transported the rustic atmosphere of outside into the room. It brought in the essense of the season, too. Sometime, you

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Rain Chain – Supreme Alternative to Downspouts

Architects and home owners often detest downspouts; they are too functinal and ugly. I agree and usually place them inconspicuous locations. But I also know that there is a much better alternative: a rain chain. Rain chains are decorative chains installed at the nose of roofs or eaves in Japanese traditional

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Katsura Imperial Villa

I visited Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. The garden at Katsura Imperial Villa is one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens. I guarantee that this is quality landscape design that you should see. If you want to visit there, it is necessary to apply for visit on the website of Imperial

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Entsuji – a garden like a picture

This August, I attended the reunion of landscape architecture course at Kyoto University. It was the first reunion since I graduated a quarter century ago. Time flies, indeed. All my friends, who were young nice boys, are in middle age with some gray hair or without hair now. During my

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Wild Flowers for Tea Ceremony

We brought a small bouquet of astor from our backard to our tea ceremony lesson. Our teacher kindly and beautifully arranged it with pampas grass in a bamboo vase. The arrangement transported the rustic atmosphere of outside into the room. It brought in the essense of the season, too. Sometime, you

Read More »
Rain Chain – Supreme Alternative to Downspouts

Architects and home owners often detest downspouts; they are too functinal and ugly. I agree and usually place them inconspicuous locations. But I also know that there is a much better alternative: a rain chain. Rain chains are decorative chains installed at the nose of roofs or eaves in Japanese traditional

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Katsura Imperial Villa

I visited Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. The garden at Katsura Imperial Villa is one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens. I guarantee that this is quality landscape design that you should see. If you want to visit there, it is necessary to apply for visit on the website of Imperial

Read More »
Entsuji – a garden like a picture

This August, I attended the reunion of landscape architecture course at Kyoto University. It was the first reunion since I graduated a quarter century ago. Time flies, indeed. All my friends, who were young nice boys, are in middle age with some gray hair or without hair now. During my

Read More »

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Penguin Environmental Design
56 Lynmoor Place, Hamden, CT 06517
info@pedarch.com