Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Creativity Ikebana : Summer Workshop with Kids

This summer I conducted a creativity Ikebana workshop for two children. They are the sons of my Certificate Class student in Minami-Azabu. At first it was planned only as one-time lesson. But because the kids enjoyed the session, they requested to have another lesson. What is Creativity Ikebana? Creativity Ikebana does not exist as an official term. I came up with the term to highlight the purpose of the workshop… Read More

Edogawa 2019 Hanabi : Bolder and Larger

The Edogawa 2019 Hanabi was a sight I am glad I did not miss. Every year, my husband and I make sure that we go to this event for some fireworks displays. And so far it never ceases to amaze us. Hanabi Festivals in Tokyo Hanabi or fireworks viewing is a must-try when you visit Tokyo between mid-July until August. Several places within the metropolis hold their annual fireworks displays.. Read More

Green Leaves for Rainy Summer

Green leaves for summer rain. During my last Ikebana class with sensei before our summer break, I enjoyed creating Ikebana using leaves as main materials. The leaves give a refreshing feeling against the hot summer. They are also abundant during this time of the year because of the trimming season at the parks and gardens. Green Leaves in Summer Ikebana In our flower set, I found a couple of lilies.. Read More

Provence Summer in Omotesando

Provence is one of the places in my bucketlist. I want to see its lavender fields and vineyards. It was like a surprise introduction when a friend asked me to help her with her Provence-themed event one Firday night. I was asked to make some arrangements as decorations for the venue. Next thing I know, I was sketching some ideas and searching sceneries of that area. The event was in.. Read More

Birds Nest Ferns : Versatility and Drama

Birds Nest ferns are a great choice if you are looking for versatility and drama in your composition. Its broad leaves provide a solid green background that complements the colors of the flowers. Likewise its length can give a lot of room for leaf manipulation. These leaves are also a good material for those who prefer foliage instead of flowers. Or for those who are learning various leaf manipulation techniques… Read More