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Hana no wa autumn exhibition photos

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Our autumn Ikebana exhibition was a great success and we all hugely enjoyed the day. So both as a thank you to my students, Middlesex Bonsai Society and Miyoko, and for your viewing pleasure, I thought I should post a few (well, more than a few) photos from the day. Please share them with other poeple liberally and spread the joy of Ikebana!

Hananowa Exhibiton 2016

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Nov 8th-Ikebana International Leicester

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Junko ikebana demonstraton

I am really chuffed (Keith says this is a the right expression to use) to have been invited back to Ikebana International Leicester Chapter to give another demonstration.

On my first visit, I was very warmly welcomed and by such an enthusiastic audience that it’s a pleasure to return.
If you live in the Leicester area or happen to be visiting on 8th November…

Lunch at 12:00 with my demonstration from 1pm.
This is an open meeting and all are welcome.


The Village Hall
Main Street
Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, LE12 8RZ
Leicestershire (just off Junction 22 of the M1)

For more information, please visit Ikebana International Leicester Chapter website
I hope to see you there.


Junko will be demonstrating Ikenobo at Ikebana International Exhibition

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I am honoured to have been invited to give a demonstration of Ikenobo Ikebana at Ikebana International’s upcoming “Autumn Glory” exhbition on 11th October.

Ikebana International’s exhibitions are always marevellous, with many different schools represented in one venue.  It is rare in UK to see Sogetsu, Ohara, Ichiyo, Koryu and Ikenobo Ikenobo schools’ exhibits, all arranged by some of this country’s best known and most skilled Ikebana practitioners, togther and I recommend anyone with a love of floral art and  or Ikebana to come along.

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Exhibition 12:00 to 15:00
Mini demos and advice sessions throughout.
Entry £5.00

Brompton Oratory Church Hall
Brompton Road
(adjacent to V&A Museum)

For more information and to download the flyer see Ikebana International London Chapter website.

Overwhelming welcome to Malaysia

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Ikebana International KL Chapter Commitee

The wonderful ladies of the I.I. Kuala Lumpur Chapter Committee

It is impossible to overstate the passion my hosts of Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter have for Ikebana nor how wonderfully welcoming they they were.

From first meeting and having tea with the Committee of I.I. KL Chapter on arrival, I was made to feel very special. Malays, Japanese, Indian and an Iranian, all living in this wonderful city have built enduring and delightful friendships through flowers.

They had organised everything. A visit to a flower wholesaler to order some of the  materials for both my demonstration and the workshop.  The off to the Japanese Ambassadors’ residence, where the Ambassadors wife, Mrs Miyagawa, invited me to chose any materials I wished from their wonderful garden and any vases from their extensive collection.

The exhibition will had around 60 exhibitors; my demonstration an audience of perhaps two hundred and my workshop 30 to 40.  I am so grateful to have the help of so many people to prepare and my good friend and fellow Ikenobo professor, Sachiyo, who has travelled from Japan to join in the fun.

I have so much more to tell and photos to show so will be getting a post-even page and gallery up soon.



Junko to join I.I. anniversary celebrations in Malaysia

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Ikebana International KL 50th AnniversaryI am thrilled and honoured to have been invited to join Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration event in their lovely city.

I.I. Kuala Lumpur Chapter is celebrating its 50 years’ anniversary this year, with an exciting week-long event in Kuala Lumpur from 12th to 14th November 2014. And I have been invited to demonstrate Ikenobo Ikebana and run a workshop for members and honoured guests. The Chapter are planning a massive event, as you can imagine from their earlier pre-celebrations. To see more take a look at – I.I. KL website.

I have often given demonstrations and workshops within UK and exhibited in Japan. But this will be the first time demonstrating Ikebana in Malaysia. I am so looking forward to the event and to meeting up with Paulene, I.I. KL’s President, Datin Paulene Tunku Mu’tamir, whom I have met several times before.  And I shall have the opportunity to see one of my first students, Joo, who now teaches in Malaysia.

Flowers @ Oxford

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Yesterday, I took a trip out to Flowers@Oxford, an annual flower design show.

Although not exactly Ikebana, it is always really interesting to see the work of a variety of floral designers.  Flowers@Oxford Show 1 photo 2

We spent the afternoon touring the exhibits, both outside and within the buildings of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University and a very interesting demonstration by Per Benjamin – the heart arrangement in the middle of these pictures is his). photo 3

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