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Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) is a Japanese therapeutic relaxation practice to spend a peaceful time in a forest and be surrounded by its healthy energy, which leads sensory engagement to connect with great nature both physically and spiritually.

While its term was coined in 1982 by Tomohide Akiyama, the director of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, by referring to other terms such as 日光浴 (Nikkō-yoku:Sun bathing), 海水浴 (Kaisui-yoku:Ocean water bathing), 温泉浴 (Onsen-yoku:Hot spring bathing), these practices have been passed on ever since ancient times based on Ko-Shintō spirituality, which resonates with great nature in awe.  

As a Ko-Shintō priestess, Rev. Kanawa guides you to carefully selected forests for an awe-inspiring Shinrin-yoku which uses all six senses, based on Ko-Shintō spirituality practice.


* Based on the cultural / historical facts above, the term Shinrin-yoku should not be even attempted to trademark it. Shinrin-yoku is a generic and widely used word by Japanese. It is a cultural appropriation for non-Japanese to monopolize it, just like someone once attempted to trademark "Kimono" which is very well known term worldwide for traditional Japanese attire. 

森林浴 Shinrin-yoku
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