Tag: sogetsu ikebana

Azzmin Frances

Ikebana is like meditation for me. Azzmin Frances Interview with ikebana enthusiast Azzmin Frances, one half of Braer, in Byron Bay, Australia. How were you introduced to ikebana? I was introduced to Ikebana through books I have collected at op-shops over the years as well as gifts from friends. When I began learning about flowers […]

Jessica El Hajj

When I started practicing ikebana I could not stop. It becomes a habit, a lifestyle. Jessica El Hajj Interview with Jessica El Hajj, Sogetsu Ikebana Teacher in Beirut, Lebanon. How were you introduced to ikebana? I started ikebana by coincidence when I was living in Shanghai. I was an adherent to the CFS “Cercle Francophone […]

Maxime Navel

Ikebana reflects the beauty of a single stem flower or a branch, when western style is more of a flower crowd Maxime Navel Interview with Maxime Navel, Sogetsu Ikebana student in Paris, France. How were you introduced to ikebana? I was introduced to Ikebana when I went to a demonstration at the Japanese center in Paris. […]

Cynthia Fan

Ikebana asks you to observe and appreciate every stage and part of a plant, from unopened buds to twirly roots and dying leaves. Cynthia Fan Interview with Cynthia Fan, Ohara ikebana student from Cape Town, living in Edinburgh, UK. How were you introduced to ikebana? I found myself being drawn to images online of floral […]

Kasia Borowiecka

I like to use mushrooms in my work, veggies and fruits and unusual combinations of flowers , orchids with daisies. Kasia Borowiecka Interview with Kasia Borowiecka, Ikebana student and floral stylist at Cosmos & Plums, living in London, UK. Cosmos & Plums provides flowers for events, parties, dinner parties, weddings, editorials and photoshoots. Kasia also […]

Louise Worner

During our long confinement period in Spain I considered myself very lucky to be studying Sogetsu ikebana. The use of unconventional as well as fresh materials mean that, although florists were closed and we couldn’t leave the house, I was never short of materials to create arrangements. Louise Worner Interview with Louise Worner, Jonin Sanyo […]

Saihou Ozono

美しいだけではなく、メッセージやテーマ、個性が重要。 The message, theme and personality are important. It’s not enough to be only beautiful. Saihou Ozono Interview with Saihou Ozono, founder of “HIGEDEBU FLOWERS” and ”衣化花(ikebana)” How were you introduced to Ikebana? 親先生でもある母(大薗芳雪)の影響。 I was influenced by my mother (housetsu ozono). Why do you love Ikebana? 日本文化/精神を体現できる点。 We can express the Japanese culture and […]

Sandy Marker

A quote by Sensei Tetsunori Kawana ‘You are touching nature’ has had one of the biggest impacts on me in my ikebana journey.  Sandy Marker Interview with Sandy Marker, a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher living in Sydney, Australia. How were you introduced to Ikebana? As a young child I was fascinated about tales of Japan (my […]

Julia Rush

“make the arrangement look like it’s been created by magic.” – Julia Rush Sogetsu Ikebana – Teacher’s Diploma 3rd Grade Tokyo, Japan instagram.com/juliarushflowers juliarushflowers.com Interview with Julia Rush, a 29 year old Sydney advertising operations manager, has been studying Sogetsu Ikebana since 2014 with Sandra Marker. Since moving to Tokyo in 2019, she attends classes […]