Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Yellow Flowers from My Garden

Yellow flowers to brighten a gloomy day. It has been gloomy and rainy for the past few days here in Tokyo. But the small chrysanthemums in my garden brighten our day.       Yellow Flowers for Autumn Ikebana   To celebrate the season, I made an arrangement highlighting the colors of autumn. I used the almost dried leaves of Hiperikum to represent autumn colors. Then my main point is.. Read More

Sea Anemone: Inspiration from a Window

Every time I visit Tokyo Sea Life, I always spend five minutes in front of the sea anemone window. It looks like a beautiful garden under the deep below the sea. They are so vibrant yet calming to the eyes.       Sea Anemone Inspired My Ikebana   Last September during our Voyage Exhibition, the said window served as one of my inspirations.  It was very helpful because having.. Read More

Pincushion Flowers for Early Autumn

Pincushion (or Pincushion Protea) is an evergreen native to Zimbabwe and South Africa. Oftentimes, it strives in the forests or mountain slopes. Recently, it is gaining popularity in flower arrangements because of its unique structure and bright color.   Pincushion for Early Autumn Ikebana   As the temperature starts to cool down, the colors in our flower set also change from pastels to orange and purple. One of my indicators.. Read More

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