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Workshop Japans boekbinden

Tijdens mijn verblijf in Kyoto heb ik verschillende workshops Japans boekbinden gedaan. Deze Japanse bindwijze is eenvoudig, sterk en elegant. Ik verkoop boekjes, maak ze in opdracht en geef workshops. Deze boekjes zijn handig om mee te nemen voor aantekeningen,

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Workshop Japans boekbinden

Tijdens mijn verblijf in Kyoto heb ik verschillende workshops Japans boekbinden gedaan. Deze Japanse bindwijze is eenvoudig, sterk en elegant. Ik verkoop boekjes, maak ze in opdracht en geef workshops. Deze boekjes zijn handig om mee te nemen voor aantekeningen,

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Presentatie Japans Cultureel Centrum Amsterdam

Zaterdag 25 februari presenteert Hannie van den Bergh haar onderzoek naar de Machiya (traditioneel japans koopmanshuis). Een zoektocht naar de kwaliteiten van de Machiya en hoe deze over te dragen aan toekomstige generaties in Japan en te introduceren in het buitenland. Van 1

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Presentatie Japans Cultureel Centrum Amsterdam

Zaterdag 25 februari presenteert Hannie van den Bergh haar onderzoek naar de Machiya (traditioneel japans koopmanshuis). Een zoektocht naar de kwaliteiten van de Machiya en hoe deze over te dragen aan toekomstige generaties in Japan en te introduceren in het buitenland. Van 1

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softness for the brain

while i was reading a book with lectures and articles by wim crouwel ‘ways of thinking’ i thought about the absence of capitals in japanese writing. in the beginning of the 20th century in europe we had an interesting discussion

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softness for the brain

while i was reading a book with lectures and articles by wim crouwel ‘ways of thinking’ i thought about the absence of capitals in japanese writing. in the beginning of the 20th century in europe we had an interesting discussion

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Soft facts

During the processing of the data, I gathered through the surveys, I was wandering how I could present this in an elegant way and with humility. Although the graphs look like hard facts, I wanted to make them soft and

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Soft facts

During the processing of the data, I gathered through the surveys, I was wandering how I could present this in an elegant way and with humility. Although the graphs look like hard facts, I wanted to make them soft and

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Soft design

The flyers and posters which attract my attention most are those with a combination of computer made straight forward design (font types and photographs) and hand made drawings. Those images make a link between handcraft and modern culture. This way

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Soft design

The flyers and posters which attract my attention most are those with a combination of computer made straight forward design (font types and photographs) and hand made drawings. Those images make a link between handcraft and modern culture. This way

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Imperfect

This is the cup from which I take tea everyday day. You can see clearly that’s handmade: the shape of the cup is irregular, the surface has little cracks (raku fired) and the painting is rustic. With our western values

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Imperfect

This is the cup from which I take tea everyday day. You can see clearly that’s handmade: the shape of the cup is irregular, the surface has little cracks (raku fired) and the painting is rustic. With our western values

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Relying on words

When people say “there’s no communication between parents and children”, this is an American way of thinking. In Japan we didn’t need spoken communication between parents and children. A glance at the face, a glance at the back and we

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Relying on words

When people say “there’s no communication between parents and children”, this is an American way of thinking. In Japan we didn’t need spoken communication between parents and children. A glance at the face, a glance at the back and we

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Slightly open

One of my daily routines is taking my bike, opening the entrance door, taking out my bike and closing the door.
Sometimes the door is slightly open, but then I close it afterwards.No locks in my house, so no problem with

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Slightly open

One of my daily routines is taking my bike, opening the entrance door, taking out my bike and closing the door.
Sometimes the door is slightly open, but then I close it afterwards.No locks in my house, so no problem with

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Entranceway

Last month I described two teahouses, one by Terunobu Fujimori (30-10-2011) and the other by students of the art academy (31-10-2011), where you had to crawl through a low entrance door to get in. It felt rather uncomfortable and a

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Entranceway

Last month I described two teahouses, one by Terunobu Fujimori (30-10-2011) and the other by students of the art academy (31-10-2011), where you had to crawl through a low entrance door to get in. It felt rather uncomfortable and a

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All arts in one

In the survey that I did last weeks, I asked about the activities mostly related to the machiya. Ikebana (flower arrangement) and tea ceremony ended both on the first place. Zen meditation and calligraphy both on the second. I would

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All arts in one

In the survey that I did last weeks, I asked about the activities mostly related to the machiya. Ikebana (flower arrangement) and tea ceremony ended both on the first place. Zen meditation and calligraphy both on the second. I would

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