Japan has long been on the top of my list of places to visit. This goes well beyond my obsession with the food, the architecture, and the artwork. It's much deeper than seeing the spectacle of Tokyo and all of the hustle and bustle that the city offers.
No, this desire comes from admiring the ability of a culture to move so fast and efficiently and still have their own flavor of chill that those of us here in the states can only dream of.
Finding quiet time to appreciate nature and find oneself seems to manifest itself in so many different ways in Japanese culture. From Ikebana (the art of flower arranging) to the ideals of Zen and Koi ponds, the Japanese straight up know how to chill.
For tonight's Sunday Night Chill, I've tried to tap into that wealth of inspiration in a couple of different ways. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from the culture that's got it right.