Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

New Arrangements from Old Materials

New Arrangements Old Materials

New arrangements do not always mean new materials to work with. This is one of the important things I learned when I started learning Ikebana. Some people think that Ikebana is an expensive hobby because you always need to have fresh flowers and leaves. But in reality, the Japanese flower art also teaches us to create new arrangements out of used or old materials. A few weeks ago, I got.. Read More

Roses are Red, Sometimes Purplish

  Roses are almost out of season. Well, at least for those that grow in pots or gardens in this part of the world. This year, roses in our area bloomed a bit early than usual. Luckily, I was able to visit my favorite rose garden at their peak. This rose garden is located in Minami-Kasai which is about 10 minutes by bus from Kasai station. And about 20 minutes.. Read More

Alliums and Sunflowers: Signs of Summer

Alliums are one of the flowers I love when the weather starts to get warmer. In early May, I always look forward to see them in my flower sets. I especially like those with crazy curves.     In June, we get big balls and very tall straight stems. And when paired with sunflowers, it is an indicator that summer is already here. I love combining big allium flowers with.. Read More