Ikebana

Tea + Flowers + Lacqureware + Chocolates = ?

The answer is, Senses from Japan – Spring 2019! Partnering with Fran’s Chocolates Georgetown boutique, Heiando America and Donaldo Radovich, Senses from japan – Spring 2019 brings back this four-day showcase dedicated to sharing Japan’s rich traditions of exquisite craftsmanship and artistry. Come celebrate the spring season with an impressive floral installation of life-size cherry …

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How to Arrange Camellia

Sofu Teshigahara, the founder of Sogetsu School, loved camellia. Its flowers have so many different faces, whether it’s a bud or a full bloom.  Its leaves are thick and vivid green.  Its branches are so flexible that you can create lines you would like. So how to arrange camellia? Today four of us got together …

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Which is Your Favorite Ikebana Arrangement

Here comes again! The very popular Northwest Flower and Garden Festival is now being held at Washington State Convention Center downtown Seattle, through this Sunday. The press release says, “(e)mbracing the theme of this year’s festival, “Gardens of the World,” the Northwest’s top landscape design firms are taking you on an around-the-world journey through their …

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Which flower is popular for Chabana in January

What is chabana 茶花anyway? The first character means tea.   The second character means flowers.  And, as you guessed it right, it’s the same character used for Ikebana, 生花.  You may recall one of my previous articles mentioning what chabana means. Chabana has some strict rules.  Displayed in the tea room, it’s a representation and the …

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Ikebana to Welcome the New Year

December 25 may be the most quiet day in the year in the US, with most stores closed. When I went to Seattle Art Museum downtown only a day after Christmas to arrange an ikebana display, I was somehow expecting less people there.  Well, I was wrong!  Many people take days off between Christmas and …

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