Wanders and Flowers

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Hanami Workshop with Ikebana and Tea Ceremony

Hanami is a famous celebration here in Japan in spring. The word hana means flowers while mi means to see. Literally it means “to see the flowers”. Most of the time, hanami season starts when the cherry blossoms or sakura start to bloom. During this time, people do picnic parties under the sakura trees. Others visit popular places known for sakura viewing and do long walks. With this, they do not.. Read More

Spring Workshop: Ikebana and Tea Ceremony

Hi guys! I am teaming up again with Ms. Kaori Watanabe, a licensed Japanese Tea Ceremony teacher, for a fun-filled Spring Workshop on Ikebana and Tea Ceremony.  We hope that you can join us! Please read below for the details of the workshop.   Date: April 2, 2017 Venue: r_cafe Gallery and Studio, Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku Description: Experience Japanese Culture through Flowers and Tea Duration: 1.5 – 2 Hours Part 1: Sogetsu-Style Ikebana Lesson.. Read More

Ikebana and Tea Ceremony Workshop

Tea Ceremony is one of the popular traditional practices here in Japan. Since time immemorial, Japanese conduct tea ceremony for official, business, or personal purposes. At present, it is one of the key factors that attract foreigners to learn and appreciate Japanese culture in and out of the country. Yesterday, I had  the privilege to combine this tradition with Ikebana which is another Japanese culture. Ms. Kaori Watanabe, the owner.. Read More

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

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