15 juli 2020

Temple and shrine rituals in Japan

When visiting (Buddhist) temples or (Shinto) shrines in Japan, there are a couple of rituals that will stand out to you. In this article I will explain three of the most apparent rituals in Japanese temples and shrines.
1 juli 2020

Japanese children as inspiration for children’s books

For two of my children's books on Japan and Japanese culture, Japanese children formed the inspiration. In this article I tell you who and how.
1 maart 2020

The Aymara of Bolivia

Cultural Anthropologist and Aymara expert Tom Zwollo gives an insight into Aymara culture. About the pureness of children and their role in inviting the ancestors to the earth and living in harmony with nature.
1 februari 2018
Pranom en Monique

What can I learn from you?

Pranom is a fierce Thai lady, living in The Netherlands. For the book 'What kan ik van u leren?' of the Stichting goed doen voor een ander, I noted down her story.
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