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Yanaka and ‘the Tokyo unknown to Japanese’ 

Yanaka is a neighborhood in Tokyo’s ‘shita-machi‘ (old Edo; the eastern area of Tokyo), known as one of the few areas to have been preserved from both the massive fires following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the fire-bombings … 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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