Wanders and Flowers

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OKAERI : An Ikebana and Pottery Exhibition


OKAERI is a Japanese word which means welcome home. Each time a Japanese comes enters his/her house, he or she would often say “Tadaima” which means “I’m home.” As a response, the person already inside the house would say “Okaerinasai” or its short form “Okaeri.”   OKAERI is also the title of our first collaborative exhibition this coming 11-14 November 2016 at Gallery & Studio r_cafe in Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku, Tokyo… Read More

Monzen-nakacho Outside the Station


Monzen-nakacho has always been a mystery to me. At least twice a week, I pass by this place on my way to school and going home. I sometimes get off at this station to change from Tozail Line to Oedo Line. But for some reason, I not really seen Monzen-nakacho outside its station. So to address my curiosity, I asked my husband to explore Monzen-nakacho last Sunday afternoon. The weather.. Read More

Autumn Walks Here and There


We are back with our autumn walks! After some rainy days, weather here in Tokyo starts to become nice. Sunny but not too humid. Temperature starts to cool down with bright blue skies. My husband and I made a stroll around Nishi-Kasai and Kasai last Sunday. It has been a while now since we last had a long walk around our area. We first went to Gyosen Park and then.. Read More

Autumn Arrangements: Leaves, Fruits, Stems


Autumn is officially here! Still a bit humid but relatively better than summer weather. As the temperature starts to drop down little by little, the leaves also start to change its colors. I am excited to see red Momijis (Japanese maple) and bright yellow Ginko leaves very soon! At the moment most leaves are still dark green. But compared to other seasons, leaves; stems; and berry plants are abundant in the flower.. Read More

Sinamay at Pamaypay na Anahaw


Sinamay is one of the popular Philippine fabrics because of its durability. It is woven from the processed stalks of Abaca tree, a banana palm native to the country. Pamaypay na Anahaw or palm-leaf fan, on the other hand, is commonly used by Filipinos to beat the tropical heat. For this year’s exhibition at Seishincho Community Center, I wanted to share something from my home country. Hence, I decided to introduce.. Read More