In Japan, a walk among conifers trees is a kind of meditation!


Japanese culture is based on creating calm, balance and harmony. It is not only at the many beautiful temples and shrine, but also out in nature.

Trees and shrubs are cared for and cared for in a different way than in Europe. Many large trees in Japanese street scene are cut, as were the small bonzai trees.

The trees are cut into specific shapes. In Japan, it is very normal to see gardeners sitting somewhere in the treetops and cutting one leaf at a time. It is a slow job that requires a lot of patience.

The result is not to be mistaken. These are beautiful and well-kept trees that radiate calm, silence and harmony.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.