Wanders and Flowers

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March Flowers for the Ladies and Little Girls

March flowers are a mixture of late winter and early spring blossoms. Fragrant narcissus warms the cold winds of winter while delicate peach blossoms start to welcome spring. Along side are sweet peas, tulips, and freesias painting the greens with pastel and bright colors.   March flowers are also for the ladies and little girls as the month is a celebration of their grace, beauty, and vitality. Here in Japan,.. Read More

Fancy Lines Using Flowers and Leaves

I always enjoy making fancy lines whenever I have the chance with my Ikebana. These are either straight or curve lines created using flowers and leaves. I call them fancy because they make the whole arrangement eye-catching. It somehow guides its audience at the same time, tickles their imagination to create shapes and figures in their minds.   Fancy Lines in Ikebana Arrangements¬† Last Tuesday while my students are practicing.. Read More

First Day High at Best Living Japan Ikebana Class

First day of everything is both exciting and terrifying for me most of the time. Last Tuesday was not an exemption. It was the first day of my Ikebana class for Best Living Japan.  Since my first meeting with them last October, I have started brainstorming and preparing little by little. However, nature has its own plan as we say. The day before my class, Tokyo experienced heavy snowfall. And.. Read More

Back to Basics for My Ikebana

Back to basics. You heard it right! For these few weeks at least. From time to time,¬† I sometimes go back and do arrangements focusing on shin-soe-hikae placements. But this time is a special case. Starting next Tuesday until early April, I will be teaching Ikebana to a group of ladies through Best Japan Living.   I am very excited and at the same time anxious. Excited because it is.. Read More

Holiday Arrangements for the Merry Season

holiday arrangements

It is the time of the year when our Ikebana class go away with traditional and do some holiday arrangements. Last Tuesday, all of us enjoyed making our arrangements not worrying about crowded flowers or forms. And instead of kenzan, we had floral foams for us to be able to bring home what we made. And during my afternoon session with sensei, I made a couple more to decorate our.. Read More