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From bonsai and forest bathing through to hot springs - these introductions told by Japan House reveal the deep reverance for nature in Japanese society, and the uses made of its diversity of natural materials.

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Stories | Art Islands

Living with Trees In Conversation with Makino Yoshiyuki and Kevin Martin2

Recorded Events | Living with Trees: In Conversation with Makino Yoshiyuki and Kevin Martin

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Recorded Events | Sustainable Forestry in Japan: Talk and Q&A with Iida Shumpei

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Virtual Exhibitions | Symbiosis: Virtual Exhibition

Curator Talk by Hasegawa Yuko4

Recorded Events | Curator Talk by Hasegawa Yuko

New Forms of Life Artist Talk by Nawa Kohei2

Recorded Events | New Forms of Life: Artist Talk by Nawa Kōhei

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Stories | Dogs and Japanese Cultures

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Stories | Bonsai Guide

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Stories | Hot spring (Onsen) 

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Quick Reads | Hiba wood from Aomori Prefecture

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Recorded Events | Dig Dogs — The Archaeology of Dogs in Japan: Talk by Prof Simon Kaner

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Video Stories | Kochi Prefecture: Shimanto River’s submersible bridges

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Video Stories | Hokkaido Kushiro Wetland Lake Toro & Kushiro River

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Video Stories | Okayama Prefecture Okayama Korakuen

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Activity Sheets | Six Native Dogs of Japan

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Stories | The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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Virtual Exhibitions | Architecture for Dogs: Virtual Exhibition

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Stories | Biwako Freshwater Pearls

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Stories | Washoku - Japanese Cuisine

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Stories | Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop

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Stories | TSUMIKI by More Trees

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Stories | Azuma Makoto

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Interviews | Hara Kenya - Designer

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Interviews | Azuma Makoto - Flower Artist

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Video Stories | Flower Messenger: behind the scenes

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Video Stories | Azuma Makoto: Flower Messenger

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Video Stories | Azuma Makoto: Flower Installation

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Quick Reads | Natural Washi Dyeing with Yoshioka Sarasa

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Video Stories | Kagoshima prefecture Kirishima mountain range TENKU

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Video Stories | Kanagawa Prefecture Odawara Enoura Observatory

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Video Stories | Seto Inland Sea Cruise Ships Guntu

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Video Stories | Nishikigoi: A Gift from Japan