Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Late Summer Flowers for Tuesday Ikebana

Late summer flowers are now in abundance. A good indicator that the summer heat starts to cool down. From the bright yellows, the color hues are now towards warm hues. After a month of hiatus from our regular Ikebana sessions, we had our lesson again last Tuesday. It was great to see my sensei and fellow students at Seishincho Community Center.  For this week, we had a combination of dark.. Read More

Tuesday Ikebana : Experimenting and Playing Day

Tuesday Ikebana is a mix of experimenting and playing for me. It is also my way of meditating especially in times when I need to clear my mind. Since I started learning the Japanese flower art back in 2012, my Tuesdays are mostly for that. In the morning I go to Seishincho Community Center here in Edogawa for our regular lesson. Through my teacher and with the books as my.. Read More

Autumn Ikebana Class at Best Living Japan

I am happy to share that our Autumn Ikebana Class at Best Living Japan will start soon! For this class, the lessons will focus on special-themed arrangements. This is to introduce appreciation of the seasons which is a tradition in Japan as well as combine Japanese flower art with non-Japanese celebrations like Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Best Living Japan Autumn Ikebana Class   The class aims to help beginners and.. Read More

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