Traditional Japanese culture carries within it a wisdom from which we can draw inspiration on a daily basis to live in simplicity and joy.So we want to promote it (especially the wabi-sabi aesthetic, the artisanal know-how and Zen philosophy) and share our love for Kyoto. Experience, through our eyes and our sensibility, this traditional Japan that we are in love with. As the seasons go by, we want to invite you to the slow to refocus on the essentials, awaken your senses and creativity, and celebrate the small details of everyday life. We give you the opportunity to take a break. We encourage you to appreciate the simple things and to embellish your daily life. We make you travel anddream.
Our values:Living slow, mindfulness, and responsible consumption, crafts and handmade.
Our story:After living for four months in Kyoto in 2015, we fell in love with the city. Once the capital of Japan for nearly a thousand years, Kyoto leaves no one indifferent, let alone the followers of the wabi-sabi aesthetic, Zen and beauty in general. Sensitive souls and artists be wary, you won’t resist its charm! Since 2015, we have returned twice, to see our friends and visit our favorite places, much like a pilgrimage. But also to deepen our knowledge of the city and Japanese culture. In 2018, we took a big leap into the void: we sold our house in England, where we had lived the last six years, and we moved to Spain with the children, in a small village between sea and mountain. It is from this new base that we write to you!
We took this photo at a traditional Japanese hotel (ryokan) on the island of Shikoku in August 2018. Tristan, 8, and Zoe, 2, loved this special stay.