Japan: plants in the neighbourhood

 

Every time I travel in Japan, I am always impressed by their plant's culture. Almost every house and building have their own mini 'courtyard'. They are combined by the various plants and styles but they are all very elegant and exquisite. It is like art, the plants are part of the architecture also the architecture is part of the 'planthood'. They are together show peace and balance in the perfect way.  

This is a private restaurant in Kyoto, very old building but so beautiful. 

This is a private restaurant in Kyoto, very old building but so beautiful. 

Simplicity is everything. 

Simplicity is everything. 

Another restaurant; the tree, the stone and the door, I believe their food must be looked after very well.

Another restaurant; the tree, the stone and the door, I believe their food must be looked after very well.

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This is a dry flower cafe on the upstairs, the cafe is full of dry flowers and leaves, very beautiful but it has so strong dry plants smile, so I didn't eat there.

This is a dry flower cafe on the upstairs, the cafe is full of dry flowers and leaves, very beautiful but it has so strong dry plants smile, so I didn't eat there.

I had my last meal at this place in Kyoto, it is a little hiding restaurant through a laneway. And this is the laneway, how beautiful! The food is very nice too!

I had my last meal at this place in Kyoto, it is a little hiding restaurant through a laneway. And this is the laneway, how beautiful! The food is very nice too!

 

I stayed in Harajuku this time, this is my place, I love all the shops :) I walked and walked, I didn't just enjoy the shopping but also enjoyed all the plants surrounding the shops! It is a vision!

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Living with plants is harmonious! This is everyone's artwork and appreciation of mother nature. Japanese knows plants well :)  

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Yes, my garden is my heaven! I agree :)

Yes, my garden is my heaven! I agree :)

 

After the private areas, what about the general public areas in Japan? Well, I think this country loves plants and I do believe they think plant is a form of art that they need everyday and everywhere :) 

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I love Japanese style of flower arrangement! It is so elegant and spiritual! 

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Interesting buildings :) 

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A super cute cafe in Osaka :) 

A super cute cafe in Osaka :) 

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What a cute 'tree' :) It made the food even more delicious!

What a cute 'tree' :) It made the food even more delicious!

I love plants, I believe plant is very healing, it comfort us.

Thanks Japan for showing me different kinds of beauty. It is full of inspiration and spirit.

 
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