Health, wellness and the Japanese garden

For several decades, countries around the world have acknowledged that stress and stress-related diseases are a global health crisis taking a huge toll on society. In the early 1980s, the Forest Agency of Japan began recommending people to take strolls in the woods for better health. (Sifferlin, Times, 7/14/2016). This therapeutic practice is called shinrin-yoku, which translates as “forest […]