feng shui

The Japanese Concept of “Mottainai”

There are several ubiquitous words in Japanese that are great culture studies.  One of the most important is the concept of “mottainai”.  Mottainai represents the concepts of efficiency, modesty, and practicality, all…

The Feng Shui Of Shou Sugi Ban

Feng Shui is a Chinese term for a tradition followed across Northeast Asia, including China, Korea, and Japan.  In Japanese it is pronounced “fu-sui”, but the Chinese “feng shui” is generally used in…

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