… in Japan

I visited Japan for the first time in the winter of 2016/2017 with my brother, and decided to apply then for a PhD and a scholarship of 3 years to immerse myself in the knowledge and nature’s spirituality of this country. In Late september 2017 I moved to Japan to start my PhD which is about circular economy potential for abandoned houses, and also learned more from activists who value community and slow life, as well the perks of wood and timber construction. I did not always got it easy, and especially the things and experiences that were challenging taught me more about the person who I want to be today.  These blogs account my journey in reverse chronological order:

  1. The Snow White Effect (coming December 7th)
  2. Forests, Mountains and other therapists (August 2019)
  3. Fireworks, Bamboo and the Height of Japanese Summer
  4. Wood weaving & forest bathing in Nagano, Japan
  5. What did a visit to Japan’s suicide forest teach me about forest therapy?
  6. Birch cake and the colonization of Hokkaido’s nature and Ainu
  7. Meeting Japan’s curse spirits during a Forest Bath
  8. Forest Therapy Taking Root
  9. Okinawa: from its longevity secrets to mischievous tree trolls
  10. Become Line friends with Japanese camphor trees
  11. “Holly” Devil, it’s Spring again!
  12. Vitamin Ginkgo for your November Depression
  13. Is the feminization of tea culture leading to the loss of the zen-spirit?
  14. DIY Forest Therapy 森林浴
  15. How the Search for Tree Spirits Started (first blog, 23/09/2018)