Wanders and Flowers

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Spring Workshop: Ikebana and Tea Ceremony

Hi guys! I am teaming up again with Ms. Kaori Watanabe, a licensed Japanese Tea Ceremony teacher, for a fun-filled Spring Workshop on Ikebana and Tea Ceremony.  We hope that you can join us! Please read below for the details of the workshop.   Date: April 2, 2017 Venue: r_cafe Gallery and Studio, Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku Description: Experience Japanese Culture through Flowers and Tea Duration: 1.5 – 2 Hours Part 1: Sogetsu-Style Ikebana Lesson.. Read More

Ikebana and Tea Ceremony Workshop

Tea Ceremony is one of the popular traditional practices here in Japan. Since time immemorial, Japanese conduct tea ceremony for official, business, or personal purposes. At present, it is one of the key factors that attract foreigners to learn and appreciate Japanese culture in and out of the country. Yesterday, I had  the privilege to combine this tradition with Ikebana which is another Japanese culture. Ms. Kaori Watanabe, the owner.. Read More

OKAERI : An Ikebana and Pottery Exhibition

OKAERI is a Japanese word which means welcome home. Each time a Japanese comes enters his/her house, he or she would often say “Tadaima” which means “I’m home.” As a response, the person already inside the house would say “Okaerinasai” or its short form “Okaeri.”   OKAERI is also the title of our first collaborative exhibition this coming 11-14 November 2016 at Gallery & Studio r_cafe in Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku, Tokyo… Read More

Sinamay at Pamaypay na Anahaw

Sinamay is one of the popular Philippine fabrics because of its durability. It is woven from the processed stalks of Abaca tree, a banana palm native to the country. Pamaypay na Anahaw or palm-leaf fan, on the other hand, is commonly used by Filipinos to beat the tropical heat. For this year’s exhibition at Seishincho Community Center, I wanted to share something from my home country. Hence, I decided to introduce.. Read More

My First Ikebana Workshop in Manila

One of my dreams is to share the art of Ikebana to my family and friends in the Philippines. It became one of my goals when I got my license as an Ikebana sensei. I was able to achieve that goal when my husband and I went to Manila last week for a short vacation. But much bigger than I hoped for. Last 30 April, I was able to have an.. Read More