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Arrange your flowers with a professional Ikenobo stylist

You can learn Japanese traditional "Ikenobo" style flower arrangement in this class. I had started to learn Ikebana when I was a teenager. We arrange plants cut and removed from nature so that they are filled with new beauty when placed in a new environment.

From Kyoto
Online Experience
1 Hour
Arts and Crafts
Upto 10 people
English, Japanese
Highlights
  • Real-time session streamed live by a qualified expert from Kyoto, Japan
  • Immerse into the classical art of Japanese "Ikenobo" style flower arrangement
Description

People in every era have loved flowers, but our predecessors in Ikenobo (oldest and largest school of Ikebana) felt that flowers were not only beautiful but that even they could reflect feelings and the passing of time. When we sense plants' unspoken words and silent movements, we intensify our impressions through a process of arranging them in beautiful ways called Ikebana. 

We arrange plants cut and removed from nature so that they are filled with new beauty when placed in a new environment. The recreation and arrangement of branches, leaves, and flowers suggest the forces of nature with which plants live in harmony. Arranging flowers and finding beauty in flowers-these are linked to a heart that values nature and cares for other people. This is the spirit of Ikenobo. 

Like a self-made poem or painting of flowers, I am sure that Ikebana will make you feel the beauty of flowers and nature in your hearts.

About this experience
What's included
  • Live and interactive session with an Ikebana Expert
What's excluded
  • Materials for flower arrangement
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • You require the following materials:
  • 3 different flowers
  • 1 flower scissors 
  • 1 Kenzan (spiky frog) or floral foam 
  • 1 flat flower vase 
  • You can book this tour either for JPY 3500  per screen OR as a private session for JPY 11000  for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
Meet your Host
Aya Ito

I was born in Kyoto in 1967 and I still live in the center of town as a teacher for various kinds of Japanese traditional culture. I have had 3000 or more guests from all over the world since I have opened my classroom in summer 2018. My husband is a descendant of a large trading family from the Edo period called Ito. His ancestor became the Shogun’s garden advisor and developed the Somei Yoshino variety of cherry blossom which is now the Japanese national flower. We are pleased to offer classes in Japanese home cooking and more than 10 other kinds of cultural experience classes. My husband and I hold a number of teaching licenses in Tea, Ikebana, and Shodō so it’s possible to take all kinds of classes. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

From JPY 3500 / Screen
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be canceled up to 24hrs before the scheduled session
  • Date is based on the local time zone of the experience host