December- Flower of the month

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.

Selecting a vase could be more important than selecting flowers. The idea comes from our old Japanese concept that flowers are there to help us appreciate the artistic beauty of vases.

Here let’s keep control of the colors of plants and keep eyes on its coordination with the vase. Vase and flowers as one single objet in a space…. Silent but an arrangement as such may be appealing enough to make you become positive and optimistic for the year to come….

Materials used in the arrangement:moss tree & loquat

Ceramic Vase “Sokoni-Seisokusuru”(Being  there) by Mio Takatsu

Profile of Ms.Hiroko Suzuki

Born in 1963, Ms. Suzuki started at her early age with her Ikebana lessons (Ikenobo, Ohara and European Flower Arrangement). She continued with her studies of “nageire” style under Master Toshiro Kawase and came to hold many exhibitions in and outside Japan. Many of her works appear in magazines and on TV.

Her latest production is the “Sculpture with Plants”, at which Ms. Suzuki introduces her works using dried plants and fresh in her own unique style. She teaches flower arrangements at several cultural schools.