September – Flower of the month


Peony bears lovely flowers in spring, but its fruits have a totally different look in atmosphere. One can hardly imagine such a change of flowers that reminds you of a high-born maiden in a tower, so pure and innocent, into fruits looking so bold.


In summer, past its high bloom season, peony opens up its fruits, revealing itself with vivid color inside.

Erotic, enrapturing, and awesome she is.

Maybe that’s her savoir-vivre in a realm of nature so severe.


Flowers give us lessons – to savor a sparkling moment of transient nature and to reflect on your state of mind – – -what one should not forget in today’s busy life.

Hiroko Suzuki

Materials used in the arrangement:fruits of the paeoniae radix, Korean schisandra fruit, chrysanthemum

Vase by Naoko Katoh”Kusamura”


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.