Category Archives: Ikebana

Aibi Ikebana 6th Annual Group Exhibition

On June 8th and 9th the Aibi Ikebana group held its 6th annual group exhibition, for the first time in Nagai sensei’s newly restored space, ‘Showa no Ie’. In previous years we had held the exhibitions in a community center … 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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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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The Arts as a Bridge- Ikebana Exchange event in Beijing

Over the past 7 years that I have been studying Ikebana, I have come to deeply appreciate this uniquely Japanese art form. It has been said that Japanese spirituality is epitomized in the concept of 道 (dou- path or way) … Continue reading

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