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r_e_e_n_i_e Oct 26th, 2014 10:10 AM

Flower Arranging in Kyoto
I am a photographer who photographs flowers in forms that tell stories. My images are printed on handmade Japanese rice paper. I am traveling to Japan next April and would enjoy a session with a skilled flower arranger and perhaps have time to photograph the results. Any ideas?

kja Oct 26th, 2014 10:34 AM

It looks like you might be able to arrange something in Tokyo:

In Kyoto, you might check options at the Kyoto Handicraft Center or here's another option. I can't speak to it's quality.

Janetd5 Oct 27th, 2014 06:46 PM

You might want to contact the headquarters of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society in Kyoto. A major exhibition of arrangements by masters is supposed to be held in mid April 2015 at the headquarters, which includes the historic Rokkakudo temple.

r_e_e_n_i_e Oct 27th, 2014 06:59 PM

those are great suggestions...thanks so much

r_e_e_n_i_e May 4th, 2015 02:38 PM

I did get in touch with the Ikebana Society in Kyoto and had a wonderful day with a most charming young woman who is an Ikebana master. Thank you for the suggestion. Ikebana is a lot more than meets the eye..everything has a meaning, from the placement of flowers to the choice of flowers...

Kathie May 4th, 2015 02:52 PM

Thanks for coming back and telling us about it.

Janetd5 Aug 2nd, 2015 03:38 PM

r - Just checked back on Fodor's and see you visited the Ikebana Ikenobo HQ - so glad you enjoyed your visit there! I, too, was in Kyoto in mid-April and took a lesson at the HQ one morning, and came back the next day to see the exhibition - it was fabulous!

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