Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Creativity Ikebana : Summer Workshop with Kids

This summer I conducted a creativity Ikebana workshop for two children. They are the sons of my Certificate Class student in Minami-Azabu. At first it was planned only as one-time lesson. But because the kids enjoyed the session, they requested to have another lesson. What is Creativity Ikebana? Creativity Ikebana does not exist as an official term. I came up with the term to highlight the purpose of the workshop… 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

Best Living Japan Ikebana Classes

Best Living Japan is an online community that provides Japan-specific lifestyle information especially for foreign families. They share different activities, events and important information to help people enjoy their stay in Tokyo and other areas. Starting January 2018, they will also offer short courses on various fields such as cooking, wellness, career development, interior design, and Japanese culture. I am honored to have the opportunity to share my passion in.. Read More

Voyage: An Ikebana and Pottery Exhibition

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust   Susumu and I will again venture into another voyage as we display and share our crafts on 22-24 September 2017. This time, we will do it in Yokohama where our friendship started back in 2009 when I was seconded in CITYNET. ¬†We hope to welcome all of you there!  .. Read More

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