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In our Etsy shop, we select some unique objects that we love for tea ceremony, flower arrangement as well as our unique hand made teapots and cups https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ZIYO. ...

Chu’s guqin (鳴玉 ‘essence of jade’ qin) Today ZIYO would like to showcase this professional guqin owned by our Vietnamese student, Chu. Chu is a student at Cambridge University, who travelled to the ZiYo studio in South East London for her guqin lessons. -Chu discovered after only a...

How classy is the aristocrats’ life 2000 years ago? Brother Kings, the exhibition now in the Nanjing Museum, unveils the life of the kings in the Han Dynasty for us. All the cultural relics on the show are from the tombs of two kings, Liu...

Burning incense is traditional way to sterilise and cleanse the air.So depends on the day, I sandwich different aromatic materials in this “track”. Today I use two types of aromatic wood- sandalwood (檀香) and agarwood(沉香). So once it’s burned, I can enjoy different fragrances in...

This year ZIYO is participating in the Artists' Open House in Crystal Palace where the artists/designers open their own homes to show their work. This will give people the opportunity to view and/or purchase a variety of different artistic' creations. Title: Thousand YearsTitle: Autumn ZIYO will...

Beijing Dance Academy Music in this video Learn more Song Lucida (Feat. Sunday Lane) (Inst.) - Position Music Artist Jo Blankenburg Album Kaleidoscope Licensed to YouTube by PositionMusic (Sound Recordings) (on behalf of Position Music); UMPI, AMRA, and 6 Music Rights Societies Song 03 為你而來 Artist 李健 Album 李健拾光 Licensed to YouTube by Wonderful Music 美妙音樂股份有限公司 (on behalf of Wonderful Music), and 1...

In the mid-summer of 1937, Laing Sicheng and Lin Huiyin returned to China after studying abroad. They explored Wutaishan, Shanxi and discovered a secluded ancient temple in hidden within the deep mountains. They discovered that the temple was originally called Foguang Temple. They were able to...

-After the rain last weekend- The Autumn rains have finally arrived in London after a series of incorrect weather forecasts. Not only did it finally cool down after a very stuffy London summer, but it also provided much needed water for the dry ground in our...

New Acquisition- ZIYO recently purchased an electronic incense censer from Taobao, and it finally arrived this week. An incense censer is one of the tools (kōdōgu 香道具) used for the traditional ceremony of enjoying incense, also known as Kōdō (香道, "Way of Fragrance"), which originates from Japan. As with many Japanese...

According to Wikipedia: "The pipa (Chinese: 琵琶) is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument, belonging to the plucked category of instruments. Sometimes called the Chinese lute, the instrument has a pear-shaped wooden body with a varying number of frets ranging from 12 to 26. Another Chinese four-string...

Spicing up your supermarket bouquets and adding an oriental aesthetic to it. If you get tired and don't feel excited about the flowers you buy from a supermarket. Here are some ideas and tips to share....

Today is one of my favourite Chinese festivals, Duanwu Festival (端午節), also known as the Dragon Boat Festival.  The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, so the date of the festival varies from year to year...

The weather was sunny with clouds passing through and ending with light shower rain. The temperature was soothing accompanied with summer leafy garden. The tea ceremony was held in our back garden with the settings of two English oak benches. There were around ten participants,...

According to Wikipedia: "Sashiko (刺し子, literally "little stabs" or "little pierce") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868). Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places...