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About nihonbi

Fortunate to have called Japan home from 1998-2014. Active in Sogetsu-ryu Ikebana, and with years of experience in tea ceremony, Japanese dance and ceramics, inspired by Japan's unique mix of heritage and innovation. I've created Nihonbi as a place to share my experiences in the Japanese art world and to network with others with a similar passion.

2013 Shizuoka Tea Tour- June 15th-16th

Stephane and I are excited  to announce that we have finalized the details for our upcoming overnight tea picking tour in Shizuoka. Building on our experiences from last year’s tour,  we have crafted an even better a one-of-a-kind hands-on tour … Continue reading

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Appearing on NHK World’s ‘Tokyo Eye’

This past month I had a chance to collaborate with NHK World on one of their excellent English-language programs. ‘Tokyo Eye’ features the latest trends, events and hidden attractions in and around Tokyo. Having conducted my own tours of Kichijoji … Continue reading

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Nihonbi’s Ikebana classes starting this spring!

I’m very excited to finally be offering regular Ikebana classes starting this week! As the new green leaves and spring flowers are growing all around, what a better season to engage in this meditative and relaxing form of creative expression. … Continue reading

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On having an accident in Japan

Prologue: Unable to sleep, I wrote this out with pen and paper the evening after the accident. Typing it now two days later I’ve made some small edits. What is it that is so remarkable about the kindness of strangers? … Continue reading

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