Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

Manila Ikebana Installation and Workshop

Last year as part of my Philippine trip, I stayed a few days in Manila after our Iloilo visit to attend to some personal errands; catch up with family and friends; and do Ikebana. It was a great opportunity for me to create some Ikebana arrangements for the Diocesan Shrine of Sto. Nino. And the day after that, I had a workshop in collaboration with Zaan Japanese Tea House. Ikebana.. Read More

Magnolia for Winter Ikebana

Magnolia is one of the flowers in my to-do list. Every year, I always admire how the tree near our building blooms with elegant white Magnolia flowers. I always imagine how it would look like if I put some branches in a vase. Unfortunately, the flower shops around us do not sell such. The first weeks of January were a bit tough for me. I suffered from fever with cough.. 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