Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

Find My Tokyo : Challenge Accepted!

Find My Tokyo is a campaign strategy of Tokyo Metro to help people know more about Japan”s capital city. By using the subway stations as reference points, you can easily go to various unique shops and tourist spots. It is also a great way to experience some local traditions and cultural activities special for certain areas.   It was my husband who told me about this. Surprisingly, I found out.. 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

Shinjuku Gyoen on a Weekday

Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is a serene sanctuary in the middle of a bustling urban city. The park is a favorite place for people to rest, play, and relax after a busy week. With its huge open green space; forest-like corners; and beautiful landscapes, a day visit is not enough to see its full glory.     Shinjuku Gyoen: A Sanctuary at the Heart of Busy City Center   I have been.. Read More