We will create a small world on a tray combining Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement, and Zen Garden philosophy!
Through Mindfulness practice, we will learn a more aware spatial comprehension and how to convey our inner universe into a very personal creation.
Sumire sensei will teach you history and philosophy of Ikebana and Zen Garden (karesansui). Then, using the flowers and objects you have chosen, you will give life to your personal micro universe in a totally unlimited process.
Ikebana and Zen Garden represent the balance of the universe consisting of heaven, earth and people.
Only when the silence of the mind, concentration, and sensibility are in perfect harmony, we can completely express ourselves and create something surprising.
Activity description① Introduction
② Lecture on Ikebana and Zen Garden Origins
③ Lecture on Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to what is occurring in the “present moment”.
④ Ikebana Practice
⑤ Zen Garden Practice
TeacherSumire - Installation Artist
What you will needIkebana - materials and tools
① Flowers 2～3 stalks
② Branches and leaves 2～3
③ Kenzan: needle point holder using in flower arrangement
(if you do not have it you can use a paper cup and some cellophane tape)
④ Small plate, tea cup or mug (with a proper depth for the kenzan)
⑤ Florist scissors (if you do not have it you can use any other scissors)
⑦ Newspaper Zen Garden - materials and tools
⑩ White sand (if you do not have it you can use salt) quantity for 2/3 of the tray
⑪ Any objects you like (for example: fruits, vegetables, shells, moss, etc.)
⑫ 4 teeth small rake (if you do not have it you can use a fork)
⑬ T shape craft rake (if you do not have it you can use a pen)
Charge includesExperience fee, consumption tax
Charge not includesMaterials and tools
About request availabilityThe minimum number of participants to request a reservation is 4.
This is an online experience you can join comfortably at home via Zoom.
What do you need is just a few tools for writing exercise and your curiosity!
To participate, you need an internet connection and enabling the audio/video streaming functions.
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Warning for the participants: if you are late, we may refuse your participation.