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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arrangement with Hanaikebito

Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arrangement with Hanaikebito

May 13, 2022


May 13, 2022

Part of our London Craft Week Programme

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Ikebana (生け花, 活け花, "arranging flowers" or "making flowers alive") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as kadō (華道, "way of flowers"). The tradition dates back to Heian period, when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, flower arrangements were instead used to adorn the tokonoma (alcove) of a traditional Japanese home.


In this workshop you will:

- Make 2 arrangements


- Learn how to make sophisticated Ikebana arrangements


- Will be taught some etiquettes when you "do" Ikebana.


Workshop includes:


- All materials, flowers, vases, Kenzans and a bag


- Refreshment


What to bring:


- A pair of scissors (gardening's or kitchen's one preferable)


- A towel


- A big smile :)


Another benefit:


You will...


- Find yourself in small vase


- Get relaxed : you will use the completely different part of brain from routine life.


- Immerse yourself in the tranquility


- Have a great opportunity to speak in Japanese


- Have a chance to hear about Ikebana lessons in Japan


Friday 13 May 

13.00- 17.00 & 18.00 - 20.00




About Hanako Motoya

Hanako Motoya is a Japanese London based Ikebana teacher who has over 25 years experience of the floral art form of Ikebana, having been a top florist in Tokoy for 10 years. SHe was given a Silver-gilt in Hampton Court Flower Show

And has done an Ikebana demonstration in Kew Gardens. She is set to install an Ikebana work in Chelsea Flower Show in 2022

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