Woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada II, 1860, courtesy of www.robynbuntin.com/ukiyo-e/item.asp?ProductID=2479

Woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada II, 1860, courtesy of www.robynbuntin.com/ukiyo-e/item.asp?ProductID=2479

/\ /\ . Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding. This textured charcoal finish is accomplished by burning for 7 minutes, extinguishing in cold water, scrubbing with wire brushes, drying, then rubbing with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish. This technique is said to protect the siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years. And looks fabulous!

/\ /\ . Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding. This textured charcoal finish is accomplished by burning for 7 minutes, extinguishing in cold water, scrubbing with wire brushes, drying, then rubbing with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish. This technique is said to protect the siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years. And looks fabulous!

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, also given as 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, meaning "she who invites" is a goddess of both creation and death, as well as the former wife of the god Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.

In Japanese mythology, Izanami-no-Mikoto, also given as 伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, meaning "she who invites" is a goddess of both creation and death, as well as the former wife of the god Izanagi-no-Mikoto. She is also referred to as Izanami-no-kami.

11.17.20114th Grade: Gyotaku Prints     We have been learning about the ancient Japanese art form of fish printing, Gyotaku.

11.17.20114th Grade: Gyotaku Prints We have been learning about the ancient Japanese art form of fish printing, Gyotaku.

The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan ~ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/01/sacred-science-ancient-japan/

The Sacred Science of Ancient Japan ~ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/11/01/sacred-science-ancient-japan/

The ancient Japanese art of Bonsai creates a miniature version of a fully grown tree through careful potting, pruning and training. Even if you're not zen enough to labour over your own Bonsai,...

The ancient Japanese art of Bonsai creates a miniature version of a fully grown tree through careful potting, pruning and training. Even if you're not zen enough to labour over your own Bonsai,...

Jomon, Japan, 2500 BC.  These will BLOW YOU AWAY in person, they are huge and ancient and ornate.  Amazing.

Jomon, Japan, 2500 BC. These will BLOW YOU AWAY in person, they are huge and ancient and ornate. Amazing.

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