Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Simple Ikebana: How to Highlight Simplicity

Simple Ikebana Arrangement

Simple Ikebana arrangements are what most peopleĀ 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

Peony: Subtle Yet Captivating

Peony flowers has long been a favorite in Asian arts like paintings, poems, and even tattoos. It representsĀ 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