Wanders and Flowers

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Anna

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Berlin: Crossing West to East

Berlin is one of the cities in my “Places-to-Visit” list. And this year, I am happy to tick the box. However, one day was not enough to see what the city has to offer. It will definitely be in our list of “Places to Visit Again.” Berlin as Germany’s Seat of Government As the country’s capital, the city is home to major government offices, economic and finance institutions, and diplomatic.. Read More

Hamm City: Connecting Past, Present, and Future

During our recent trip to Germany, I was able to see more of Hamm City – my husband’s hometown.   I learned more of its history and development as a livable  green city.  We were fortunate that the weather gave us blue sky and sunshine which made our trip more enjoyable.  Castles and The Roman-Lippe-Route We first went to Schloss Oberwerries. It is a Baroque castle located in Hamm-Heeseen district.. Read More

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