Ikebana opens door to Japan


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Ikebana opens door to Japan

New Blog: Ikebana opens door to Japan

Ikebana, ikenobo, the process of learning ikebana for a beginner, the process by which ikebana study opened the door for me to a fascination with Japan, its history and culture. The blog is about the history and context of ikebana within Japan as well as my own learning process and experience with ikebana in the USA.

About this Japan blogger

I am a writer by profession. I taught writing for many years as a university professor and am now retired from New Mexico State University. I also have taught English as a Foreign Language. I work part-time as a freelance writer and study ikenobo with Dan dell’ Agnese, president of the Colorado Ikenobo Society. I am a member of Ikebana International, Chapter 41, and also of the Colorado Ikenobo Society. I also belong to the Japan America Society of New Mexico and study the Japanese language.

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Hanamai, the ikebana blog


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Hanamai, the ikebana blog

A blog about the Japanese art of Ikebana, my journey in learning and mastering the art, and an occasional post on my life here in Japan.

About this Japan blogger

Has lived in Japan for the past 15 years and has been studying ikebana for 14 years. I have a 2nd degree masters certificate in the Ohara School of Ikebana and teach ikebana lessons in English to the Japanese people in my community. My full time job is teaching English at four different elementary schools in a nearby community.

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Sharon Stuart – Ikebana Art


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Sharon Stuart – Ikebana Art

Sharon Stuart is a master of Shogetsu Ikebana and she posts her own and her student’s students works with photos and nice explanations.

About this Japan blogger

Sharon Stuart is a master teacher of Ikebana Sogetsu School.

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Orchids & Ikebana


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Orchids & Ikebana

Lynn shares her passion for orchids and sogetsu style ikebana on her blog. It shows the pictures of walks where she gets inspired and finds material first and then shares the resulting ikebana arrangement with us.

About the author of this Japan blog

“I have been growing orchids for 15+ years now. In 2008, I took my first lesson in Sogetsu Ikebana. For me, growing orchids and creating Ikebana arrangements are my meditation. I created this blog to share my pictures and ideas with you.”

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The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog

This is a nice blog from Norway about Sogetsu style Ikebana. It features many pictures from Ikebana exhibitions occasionally accompanied by poems.

About the author of this Japan blog

“Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers. More than being decorative, ikebana is thought of as a path of life or a kind of meditation. I’m studying Ikebana with the Sogetsu school, and currently I hold a student certificate of Ikkyu Shokyu (advanced, fourth certificate).”

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Ikebana and Us


Addition to Japan Blog Directory

New Blog: Ikebana and Us

This is the blog of a Sogetsu study group in Chennai India. 4 contributors regularly share pictures and short descriptions of their Ikebana works.

About the author of this Japan blog

This blog is written by four contributors who represent the Chennai Study Group, which is associated to the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo.

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