Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Kasairinkaikoen All-Year Round

Kasairinkaikoen is one of the places I love here in Edogawa. Whenever friends come for a visit, I always recommend them to see this park. For us, it is only about 15-20 minutes by bike along Kasai Coast. It is also accessible via Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station and cannot be missed because it has its own stop. There are also buses from Funabori, Nishi-Kasai, and Kasai stations. Twice a.. Read More

New Arrangements from Old Materials

New Arrangements Old Materials

New arrangements do not always mean new materials to work with. This is one of the important things I learned when I started learning Ikebana. Some people think that Ikebana is an expensive hobby because you always need to have fresh flowers and leaves. But in reality, the Japanese flower art also teaches us to create new arrangements out of used or old materials. A few weeks ago, I got.. Read More

Roses are Red, Sometimes Purplish

  Roses are almost out of season. Well, at least for those that grow in pots or gardens in this part of the world. This year, roses in our area bloomed a bit early than usual. Luckily, I was able to visit my favorite rose garden at their peak. This rose garden is located in Minami-Kasai which is about 10 minutes by bus from Kasai station. And about 20 minutes.. Read More

Alliums and Sunflowers: Signs of Summer

Alliums are one of the flowers I love when the weather starts to get warmer. In early May, I always look forward to see them in my flower sets. I especially like those with crazy curves.     In June, we get big balls and very tall straight stems. And when paired with sunflowers, it is an indicator that summer is already here. I love combining big allium flowers with.. Read More

Walking Belgrade at the Serbian Embassy

For the past three weeks, I did some intensive research about Belgarde – the capital city of Serbia. This time it was not for urban sound practices but for my Ikebana arrangements. A friend of ours hosted a special event last Thursday at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Shinagawa. The said event is in line with the Walking Belgrade Photo Exhibition featuring the works of Branko Brandajs… Read More