Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Small Vases Big Impact

I rarely use small vases when I make Ikebana. I find them challenging because it limits the number of fresh materials I can use. Which most of the time one or two stems of flowers or leaves max.  On the other hand, I find it enjoyable placing flowers in small containers. It is like playing with Lego or Nanoblock.   Creating Ikebana Using Small Vases  My first attempt to create.. Read More

Tropical Plants for the Japanese Flower Art

Tropical plants are rare gems. At least from where I am at the moment. Back then, I just see them growing from our garden. Sometimes I secretly cut them from our neighbor’s. Little did I know that I will be excited to see them in botanical gardens and in our Ikebana flower set.   Last Tuesday, our flower set at Seishincho Ikebana class included light green Anthuriums and red orange.. Read More

Shinjuku Gyoen on a Weekday

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is a serene sanctuary in the middle of a bustling urban city. The park is a favorite place for people to rest, play, and relax after a busy week. With its huge open green space; forest-like corners; and beautiful landscapes, a day visit is not enough to see its full glory.     Shinjuku Gyoen: A Sanctuary at the Heart of Busy City Center   I have been.. Read More

Family-Friendly Places Worth-Visiting in Edogawa

Family-friendly places especially for those with young children can be a challenge when in Tokyo. Just a few minutes away from central Tokyo is the city of Edogawa, the easternmost ward at the bounds of Urayasu and Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture.   Edogawa is known to many because of its proximity to Tokyo Disneyland and the crazy influx of people riding Tozai Line during rush hours in the morning and.. Read More

Happy Moments at BLJ Ikebana Class

Happy moments with a dash of haggardness and a sprinkle of workout. This best described how the first four months of my year was. Mostly because of the BLJ Ikebana Class. From January until April, I have collaborated with Best Living Japan.  It was a series of Ikebana class mainly for foreigners living in Tokyo. The lessons were held every Tuesday afternoon at BLJ studio. For 10 Tuesdays, I was.. Read More