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Jemma Laing

  • A guide to …Japan’s ancient arts


    June 11, 2020

    Japan’s creative pastimes have a long heritage that offer a fascinating insight into the culture of local communities. The swirling marks of shodo calligraphy; sharp lines of ikebana flower arranging; shapes of mokuhanga wooden block printing; ingeniously designed origami models; and shimmering kirikane gold leaf decoration, are all results of a long history of artistic ritual. Each technique is a proud and respected tradition, and…

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  • Five wellness treatments and practices …from around the world


    June 11, 2020

    We all want to feel the best we can, and traditional practices across the world have approached this differently over the centuries, whether influenced by local geography or culture. We’ve rounded up five very different wellness treatments from around the globe, which you may even want to try for yourself on your travels… Acupuncture Traditional…

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