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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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Nihon Mingeikan-75th Anniversary show

It seems fitting that my first post be about the Nihon Mingeikan- the Japan Folks Museum. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Tokyo, the museum is a testament to the vision of its founder, 19th century philosopher Soetsu Yanagi. … Continue reading

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