Plants and Japanese People
Japanese people enjoy a rich natural environment and clear changes in the season, and have incorporated these gifts into their culture and art through lifestyles characterised by close ties to nature. They have a particularly strong connection with plants, which have been essential to the growth and development of Japanese culture. This connection is embodied in many aspects of Japan’s rich and distinctive culture, from the wooden construction of homes and temples to the tools used in the tea ceremony and flower arrangement and the arts of bonsai and traditional Japanese gardens.
Together with natural resources including plants species, it is our duty to protect and pass our cultural heritage onto our next generation.