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January: Flower of the month – Fingered citron 2014.1.21

Presence of fingered citron in a New Year’s arrangement is indeed a treat.

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December:Flower of the month 2013.12.19

The space provided, flowers begin breathing and are brought to life.
You may prefer arranging flowers on your working table or in your kitchen and then transfer it to the spot…..yes, maybe it’s easier for you. This, howerver, cannot bring forth the atmosphere of the spot where the arrangement should stay.

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November:Flower of the month 2013.11.26

The beautiful colorings in autumn hills and fields are just enthralling.
They silently radiate in the serenity.

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October: Flower of the month 2013.10.15

Among various species of toad lilies or cuckoo grasses, Kii-johroh-hototogisu is something exceptional.
If you ever happen to encounter it in any secluded areas, may it be up on the hills or away out in the fields,

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September: Flower of the month 2013.9.19

The summer plants are strong and energetic.
They cover the hills and fields powerfully and with their utmost vigor

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August: Flower of the month 2013.8.22

In August past Risshoh, the start of autumn, flowers are arranged with an autumn touch.
Tear off drastically the tip of banana leaf and give it a look of a big leaf torn in wind.

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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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