Wanders and Flowers

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Simple Ikebana: How to Highlight Simplicity

Simple Ikebana Arrangement

Simple Ikebana arrangements are what most people¬†have in mind when they hear the word Ikebana. A single flower in a vase may look very easy to make. However, I always find it very challenging. Why? Because the simpler the arrangement, the more I need to think how to showcase the beauty of my material/s. Hence whenever I have the chance, I try to practice making simple arrangements for our home… Read More

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

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

Walking Belgrade at the Serbian Embassy

For the past three weeks, I did some intensive research about Belgarde – the capital city of Serbia. This time it was not for urban sound practices but for my Ikebana arrangements. A friend of ours hosted a special event last Thursday at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Shinagawa. The said event is in line with the Walking Belgrade Photo Exhibition featuring the works of Branko Brandajs… Read More

Peony: Subtle Yet Captivating

Peony flowers has long been a favorite in Asian arts like paintings, poems, and even tattoos. It represents¬†honor, wealth, romance, and beauty in all forms. There are special exhibitions for peony here in Japan between mid-April to mid-May. During this time, locals and foreign visitors can enjoy its beauty and subtle fragrance.   This year, I was fortunate to see one of these exhibitions at Tsuruoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura… Read More