The Book of Dreams

    Japan. A three-thousand-kilometer chain of islands. The Land of the Rising Sun. Buddhist temples, ikebana, rock gardens, kimono, martial arts. The life of this archipelago harmoniously embraces traditions, art, handicrafts and cutting-edge technologies. Such juxtaposition does not exist in any other country on the planet. In this environment, you find yourself plunged into a wonderful and multifaceted waking dream, with the past, present and future intertwined. Back in ancient times, Japan adopted hieroglyphics and religion from its then better developed overseas neighbor, melted it down and made it its own. And this process continues today. Taking over the foremost achievements of world science, Japan develops them with its characteristic national zeal and thoroughness. Innovation and conservatism, the most progressive ideas and respect for centuries-old traditions: this is the Japan of today