Flower Arranging in Kyoto

Oct 26th, 2014, 09:10 AM
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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?
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Oct 26th, 2014, 09:34 AM
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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.
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Oct 27th, 2014, 05:46 PM
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You might want to contact the headquarters of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society in Kyoto. http://www.ikenobo.jp/english/index.html 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.
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Oct 27th, 2014, 05:59 PM
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those are great suggestions...thanks so much
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May 4th, 2015, 01:38 PM
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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...
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Thanks for coming back and telling us about it.
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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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