Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Willow Stems and Other Greens

Whenever I see a set of willow stems in my flower set, my mind starts to think how I can play with them. These stems are one of the good materials to use for creating shapes and lines. They are also malleable and easy to bend. Last week, we got a set of willow with young leaves. But compared to single stems, we had a thicker kind with several young.. Read More

Our Voyage Exhibition in Yokohama

The Voyage Exhibition last weekend was another milestone for me and Susumu. For three days, we again shared and displayed our passion in Ikebana and pottery. For this year, we chose the word “voyage” to symbolize the sea. We wanted to align our work with the place where we had our exhibition. Yokohama is a coastal city and one of the major Japanese ports. Also, voyage means a journey for.. Read More

2017 Seishincho Ikebana Exhibition

The 2017 Seishincho Ikebana Exhibition was successful despite the heavy rain last weekend.┬áIt is part of Seishincho Community Center’s annual festival in celebration of the Respect for the Elderly Day here in Edogawa. It is this time of the year when the community center opens its doors to showcase the works and talents of different classes held there. Visitors could enjoy displays such as paintings, calligraphy, haiku, kimono dresses, and.. Read More

Summer Feels Brought Inside

It’s summer season once again here in Tokyo! Despite the cloudy and a bit rainy weather we have this week, the humid air tells me it is summer indeed. It is the time of the year when I dream of sitting under a coconut tree and enjoying the pearly beach back home. Unfortunately it is now monsoon season in the Philippines. Inspired by the season and the photo above, I.. Read More

Kasairinkaikoen All-Year Round

Kasairinkaikoen is one of the places I love here in Edogawa. Whenever friends come for a visit, I always recommend them to see this park. For us, it is only about 15-20 minutes by bike along Kasai Coast. It is also accessible via Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station and cannot be missed because it has its own stop. There are also buses from Funabori, Nishi-Kasai, and Kasai stations. Twice a.. Read More