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HISTORY, MOTIVATION and GOALS of Academy of Japanese pruning and Japanese gardens creating

As far as I remember, I have always felt a vibrating passion for the nature.
At four years old, I spent the most part of my weekly walkway in the wonderful public garden of the city where I lived at the time, admiring and listening a tiny waterfall nestled in a green setting, whose the singing and glistening trickle of water escaped between big flat stones. The nature already fascinated me.

Its careful watching and more particularly about trees in the natural state, that the harsh climate of the Vercors and Ardeche mountains sculpt by an amazing way, have developed my taste and my interest for their aesthetics. At fifteen years old, I spent the most part of my free time to look for wonderful specimens for the bonsaļ cultivation.
Of course, some Agronomy studies are come complete this passion and have allowed me to acquire some firm foundations on the functioning and development of plants.

Ten years ago, for the first time, I discovered the garden trees, like "big bonsaļ", the niwaki, thanks to the visit of a wonderful private Japanese garden. A revelation ...
A few years later, the discovery, then the understanding and the experimentation of the energy principles, have set me straight about that I had felt before in my relation with the nature. They have allowed me to contact the might of their power of contribution to our well-being, and of creation of harmony in ourselves and around us. The nature is a pure world, simple, where we can take the time to live...

Since 2008, I go back regularly to Japan (1 to 2 times/year) to visit nurseries, meet some specialist professionals to discover more about the methods and the philosophy linked to Japanese pruning and garden landscaping. I also go back to work with my teachers Mr OBAYASHI (whose family are Japanese pruning gardeners since 18 generations), and I sincerely thank Mr MORIMAE, with whom I began my training about Japanese garden creation, and whose grandfather was a Japanese Landscape Master for the imperial gardens.

Since the beginning of 2013, I was fortunate to be able to continue my training, receiving my pratical exercises, advice and teachings from Mr HOSHI of Zama-shi (Kanto region), Master in japanese gardens, in the purest Japanese tradition, authentic, and "non-westernized". As from the end of 2014, I shall also be receiving training from Mr SANO of Kyoto-shi (Kansai region), also a Master in Japanese gardening. All this is obviously essential to understand and integrate this art in a true way, as a path of life, to better ourselves and gain in well-being and inner tranquility. It is a complete philosophy of life. The garden is a daily study which never stops, but is it not the goal ? The path we take is more important than the result. This means practicing again and again...

From these observations, the desire to provide a place is born, where find the ways of bring together the ties of this original relation with the nature, origin of happiness and inner tranquillity. Here is below the story ...







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