Niseko was so much more than the original intention of snowskiing for 10 days. I learnt new ways of being. The people, culture, and values provided delighting experiences. Another experience of travel humbling & teaching me. Broadening my perspective. Yay!
The Japanese architecture, cooking, and design-embedded-into-everything was entrancing. The ceramics looked beautiful, felt full of care and were something to keep hold of!
Design breeding design.
I loved being distracted by the kitchens – exporting deliciousness with no/minimal conversation between the creators.
The sake and plum wine bottles with beautiful artistry and matching thought out colors.
Bowing, toilet slippers, warmed toilet seats, and food I often didn’t recogniz – on ceramics of all shapes and sizes.
Skiing in resorts where the lift operators are the local dairy and potatoes farmers.
The honesty, standard pricing and generosity.
Care, grace, and beauty.
A country I’d like to return to.
Have you been? What did you think? Are you going? 🙂