100th Sogetsu Annual Exhibition

How lucky I am!  I happened to be in Tokyo when 100th Sogetsu Annual Exhibition is being held this year, which is scheduled from March 20 through 25 at Nihonbashi Takashimaya.

The exhibition is well beyond my expectation in every aspect.

The size… Over 870 Sogetsu people, including the headmaster, participated in it.

The crowd… The line was so long that it took me over 40 minutes to finally reach the entrance.

The creativity… “How did s/he come up with this idea?” was the comment I repeatedly utter.  Who would have thought of embroidering aloe leaves? Fold tightly together Edamame pods? Sandwich rose petals with glass plates?

Here are only a few examples of its remarkable arrangements.  Enjoy!


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