Wanders and Flowers

because the world is beautiful...

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

Provence Summer in Omotesando

Provence is one of the places in my bucketlist. I want to see its lavender fields and vineyards. It was like a surprise introduction when a friend asked me to help her with her Provence-themed event one Firday night. I was asked to make some arrangements as decorations for the venue. Next thing I know, I was sketching some ideas and searching sceneries of that area. The event was in.. Read More

Painted Ruscus Leaves in Silver and Blue

It was almost a month ago when I saw some painted Ruscus leaves at our local flower shop. They were in silver and royal blue colors. It is quite early for some winter colors but I could not resist on buying some stems. Artificially-colored fresh materials are not detested in Ikebana. However, most practitioners still prefer to showcase the natural colors of the plants. On one hand, I also understand.. Read More

Tuesday Ikebana : Experimenting and Playing Day

Tuesday Ikebana is a mix of experimenting and playing for me. It is also my way of meditating especially in times when I need to clear my mind. Since I started learning the Japanese flower art back in 2012, my Tuesdays are mostly for that. In the morning I go to Seishincho Community Center here in Edogawa for our regular lesson. Through my teacher and with the books as my.. Read More

Tropical Plants for the Japanese Flower Art

Tropical plants are rare gems. At least from where I am at the moment. Back then, I just see them growing from our garden. Sometimes I secretly cut them from our neighbor’s. Little did I know that I will be excited to see them in botanical gardens and in our Ikebana flower set.   Last Tuesday, our flower set at Seishincho Ikebana class included light green Anthuriums and red orange.. Read More