Monthly Archives: October 2012

Why Ikebana? Reflections on my adventures with flowers

Ikebana has existed as a uniquely Japanese art form for approximately 600 years. The earliest known text, Sendensho, is a compilation of Ikebana forms and practices covering the years from 1443 to 1536. For someone from a culture as new … Continue reading

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Tea picking tour in Shizuoka: Nihonbi/Ocharaka collaboration

Over the past couple of years I’ve begun to create and lead tours and hands-on experiences of Japanese culture for a foreign audience. While these tours tend to specialize in the more esoteric and exotic aspects of Japanese culture, they … Continue reading

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