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Lecture of the series on Shinrin-yoku: "The vitalist conception of nature in Shintoism"

Conferencia del ciclo sobre Shinrin-yoku:

A flower, a tree or a path full of Autumn leaves can approach people to a poetic, artistic or mystic experience. Within this context, we present the lecture series “Shinrin-yoku – Forest Baths: Other Looks”, that will contribute a vision from the Asian perspective of images of nature when we walk with it.

Shinrin-yoku, whose literal translation would be “forest bath”, is a Japanese tradition that involves walking around the forest to reach a mental relaxation while we breath the volatile substances in wood and essential oils that are natura anti-microbials.

The Forest Agency of Japan, which recognises the benefits on the activity of relaxation, tension and/or stress, already suggested in 1982 adding forest baths to a healthy lifestyle. The most media feature of Shinrin-yoku might be its benefits regarding health but these forest baths are much more. Shinrin-yoku also includes influences of other aspects of Japanese culture such as Shintoism.

Delivered by:
Raquel Bouso, teacher of Philosopher at the Faculty of Humanities of University Pompeu Fabra (UPF)


El resto de conferencias del ciclo son:
Lecture of the series on Shinrin-yoku: "The culture of flower in Japanese aesthetics" – 26th of October
Lecture of the series on Shinrin-yoku "To enter the picture and walk poems around: nature in Chinese tradition" – 30th of November

2017/09/28 19:00 h
Thursday 28th of September 2017 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm
University Pompeu Fabra
Edificio Roger de Llúria, 1r piso
Aula 40.152
Free admission with limited capacity.
Series coorganised by UPF and Casa Asia and coordinated by Shinrin-yoku
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