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July: Flower of the month 2013.7.12

Let’s creat an atmosphere of a sort of a small garden,
Where one sees a piece of natural scenery, cut out for the spot
Pick up some wild flowers and simply arrange them in nageire style….

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June: Flower of the month 2013.6.1

Pink appearing in Manyoshuh, the Pillow Book or in the Tale of Genji are compared to graceful Japanese women and even nowadays pink appears as in “Yamato-Nadeshiko”or”Nadeshiko Japan”

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May: Flower of the month 2013.5.9

Feasting your eyes on bright green of early summer, so fresh, so young and so beautiful, is just a treat in itself.
To focus on the freshness of the green, let’s refrain from using too vivid a color with flowers. The bright green leaves play the leading role here.

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April: Flower of the month 2013.4.9

Out in the fields and up on the hills, picking flowers and twigs, arranging them in a fitting vase, appreciating the advent of spring…….

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March – Flower of the month 2013.3.1

Whereas ume(Japanese plum) blossoms has masculine line, peach has it feminine.

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February – Flower of the month 2013.2.12

A branch of Unryu-plum arranged in an elaborately designed metallic vase, that reminds you of a tree bark….

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January-Flower of the month 2013.1.11

We call red pine “onnamatsu”(=lady pine) and black pine”otokomatsu”(=men pine)

May it be due to the supple leaves of the red pine and its delicateness that it is so named .

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December- Flower of the month 2012.12.17

Mitate is an expression used for an arrangement in a container which is not originally created as a vase. Here I have done a “mitate”, using an art object.

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November – Flower of the month 2012.11.17

There are more than 2000 kinds of Japanese camellia. We enjoy the wide varieties of their colors and kinds from November to March, the time of the year with least kinds of flowers.

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October – Flower of the month: 2012.10.17

In the autumn fields, blends of colors are so poetic and touching.

Berries and colorful leaves…

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