Shishi-Odoshi as a garden element

Shishi-Odoshi in Japanese garden

Shishi-Odoshi, or scare-deer is a device to frighten deer away. It is a unique garden element that you can see in residential gardens in Japan now. As you see in the photo below, a bamboo tube is set like a seesaw. when the open cut side has water in, the bamboo tube flips. And then […]

Our Talk at Shofuso on the Japanese Time-Space Concept & Mindfulness

Our Talk at Shofuso on the Japanese Time-Space Concept & Mindfulness

Takaya Kurimoto and Yoko Kawai of PED had the pleasure to give an online live talk at Shofuso, a Japanese house with a garden, hosted by the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. Our talk examined how the concept of Michiyuki, traveling or procession in Japanese, could help us be aware of the present moment. […]

Space for breathing

Space for breathing

It is almost nine months since we began to stay home due to Covid-19. Our daily life has changed dramatically. Many people including myself feel that we are not breathing enough fresh air. Then, customers started to call us about the ways to improve their gardens. It is natural that people are now more aware […]

Creative & Healthy Ways to Use Your Home to Work at Home

Choose your primary work station to fit the nature of your work.

Do you work at home and feel stressed and enprisoned? Your home should help you. I’d like to share some tips on how you could use it in creative ways to stay well while working at home. I learned these tips over the years from two resources. One is my research on teleworkers and their […]