Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Morimono Ikebana at Gut Lohhof Museum

Morimono Ikebana is very ideal especially in summer when flowers are expensive and hard to find. During this season, fruits and vegetables are in vibrant colors Last August, my husband and I went to Germany to visit the family and do some sightseeing. I also had a privilege to share my Ikebana work for my father-in-law’s birthday celebration. I opted to focus on doing Morimono arrangements. One, because I have.. Read More

Ornamental Chili for Autumn Ikebana

Ornamental chili are now becoming popular not only for gardens but also for flower arrangements. They are also edible however, people use them more as decoration because of their color and shape. This week, we have a couple of chili stems to work on at our Tuesday Ikebana class. We did not have Ikebana class for the whole month of August. And I was away almost the whole month of.. Read More

Creativity Ikebana : Summer Workshop with Kids

This summer I conducted a creativity Ikebana workshop for two children. They are the sons of my Certificate Class student in Minami-Azabu. At first it was planned only as one-time lesson. But because the kids enjoyed the session, they requested to have another lesson. What is Creativity Ikebana? Creativity Ikebana does not exist as an official term. I came up with the term to highlight the purpose of the workshop… Read More

Edogawa 2019 Hanabi : Bolder and Larger

The Edogawa 2019 Hanabi was a sight I am glad I did not miss. Every year, my husband and I make sure that we go to this event for some fireworks displays. And so far it never ceases to amaze us. Hanabi Festivals in Tokyo Hanabi or fireworks viewing is a must-try when you visit Tokyo between mid-July until August. Several places within the metropolis hold their annual fireworks displays.. Read More

Green Leaves for Rainy Summer

Green leaves for summer rain. During my last Ikebana class with sensei before our summer break, I enjoyed creating Ikebana using leaves as main materials. The leaves give a refreshing feeling against the hot summer. They are also abundant during this time of the year because of the trimming season at the parks and gardens. Green Leaves in Summer Ikebana In our flower set, I found a couple of lilies.. Read More