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Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is a quintessential aspect of Japanese culture. Engaging in Ikebana offers insights into Japan’s unique perspective on nature. Given your journey to Japan, it would be a missed opportunity not to immerse yourself in our truly distinctive culture.

INSTRUCTOR

Instructor

Instructor’s biography

Taiju Kuba – Qualified Ikebana Instructor
Shibayama-Koryu Enzan-ryu School

Awards

80th Japan Flower-Arranging Contest – Imperial Flower-Arranging Award

Has dedicated two decades to studying flower arranging and opened his own studio in 2012. A native of Fukuoka Prefecture, he pursued a degree in Law at Kyushu University. During his university years, he embarked on a motorcycle journey from Vancouver to Mexico City. While living in Mexico City, he worked as a concierge and picked up Spanish. Post-graduation, he ventured into the tech industry, managing web service products for giants like Yahoo and Microsoft

TOKYO FLOWER MARKET TOUR

Flower market tour

Blossom Quest: Unveiling the Hidden Beauty of Ota Market

Embark on an exclusive journey through Ota Market, the heart of Japan's floral splendor. As you meander through the expansive warehouses, you'll capture a side of Japan that's hidden from the typical tourist trail. This unique experience not only allows you to witness the bustling auction hall firsthand but also encourages you to document these moments with your smartphone or camera, as you'll find countless opportunities for photography. For your comfort and to enhance your exploration, it's recommended to wear attire that suits a day filled with discovery.

Details

  • The participation fee : 10,000 YEN per person, inclusive of tax.
  • The registration deadline : one week before the tour.
  • The tour is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There are irregular holidays, so I will inform you of the available tour dates by email.
  • The tour takes approximately 2 hours.
We’ll meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Ryutsu Center Station on the Tokyo Monorail. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Ryutsu Center Station to the flower market. We’ll spend approximately an hour exploring the flower market. While you won’t be able to buy plants, you can purchase vases and other items. For more information or to inquire about the flower market tour, please contact us at the email address provided.

KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP

kokedama

Creating Kokedama brings so much joy!

Join me for an enchanting Kokedama workshop! It’s an experience that goes beyond just good—it’s a deep dive into the heart of Japanese tradition. With 18 years as a flower arranger, I bring you the season’s most charming blooms and foliage. Craft your very own seasonal Kokedama to take home. Be sure to capture the moment with photos of your botanical masterpiece!

kokedama

What exactly is Kokedama?

Kokedama, which translates to ‘moss ball’ in English, is essentially a sphere of soil enveloped by moss. It represents a contemporary twist on the traditional bonsai art form. This unique gardening style has taken the internet by storm, captivating creative gardeners who are reimagining everyday objects with a touch of green.

Details

  • If there are two or more participants, the participation fee will be 15,000 yen (including tax). If there is only one participant, the participation fee will be 20,000 yen (including tax).
  • The registration deadline : 2 weeks before the workshop.
  • Please inquire about the workshop schedule.
  • The workshop takes approximately 3 hours.

This covers all necessary materials and tools, including seasonal plants, soil, and moss. The event will be hosted at a traditional Japanese house in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. For more information or to inquire about the Kokedama workshop, please contact us at the email address provided.

IKEBANA WORKSHOP

ikebana

Discover the essence of Japanese culture through Ikebana!

Are you captivated by the elegance of Japan’s traditional arts? Ikebana allows you to craft your own exquisite Japanese art pieces. Delving into Ikebana deepens your appreciation of the Japanese perspective on nature. Having journeyed to Japan, it would be a missed opportunity not to immerse yourself in our truly distinctive culture.

Details

  • If there are two or more participants, the participation fee will be 15,000 yen (including tax). If there is only one participant, the participation fee will be 20,000 yen (including tax).
  • The registration deadline : 2 weeks before the workshop.
  • Please inquire about the workshop schedule.
  • The workshop takes approximately 2 hours.

This covers all necessary materials and tools, including seasonal plants. The event will be hosted at a traditional Japanese house in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. For more information or to inquire about the ikebana workshop, please contact us at the email address provided.

GALLERY

CONTACT

If you have any questions concerning this service, please feel free to contact us at the below e-mail address.