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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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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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Enter the year of the dragon: an encounter with Shoko Kanazawa

Shodo 書道, ‘the way of calligraphy’, can trace its origins to the very earliest days of Chinese culture, and like so many other ‘dou’ 道- traditional Japanese arts, has found expression over the centuries in the unique space where Japanese culture … Continue reading

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