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The second part of the movie was released!

2017.5.9 09:55

Finally the second part of the movie that I arranged Ikebana works as an Ikebana artist was released and is playing at theaters all over Japan.

Here is a movie trailer and you can see a little bit of my Ikebana.

The director ordered me to make Ikebana that reflected each personality of each character. This guy is called as ” The child of God” as he is a genius in SHOGI world ( SHOGI is a Japanese chess and this movie is about a story that shows inside drama of people who live in SHOGI world)

People think he is weird as his conversation is strange. They believe that he is weird because he is a genius. Actually some genius are really so as they are too smart. However they realize the hidden fact that he is deaf. He hides that and he replies with his imagination in talking with others.  I arranged dogwood and expresses her purity and tranquility covers him up. When he sits down in front of my arrangement, he looks like having 2 wings at his back from the front view.

Can you see another Ikebana arrangement at back in the trailer?

This is an important scene that a young protagonist gets enlightened like being hit by a thunder bolt. I painted a drifted wood with white and expresses the enlightenment and shows the ambition of a young guy with fresh green leaves.

One more arrangement is the one with cherry blossom branches. One game of  SHOGI takes a long hours, sometimes it takes 20 hours. I dropped some flowers on TATAMI on purpose to show the time passage.

I uploaded photos of my Ikebana arrangement in this movie, part 1 and 2,  to Facebook album. Please check it out.  Ikebana arrangements in a movie

The arrangements in the first part of this movie was written in my past blog here.

My Ikebana in the movie, the first part.

On the ELLE online

2017.5.6 17:56

My Ikebana experience for tourists was reported on the ELLE online( Internet version of the magazine”ELLE JAPAN”)  The page is here: ELLE ONLINE CULTURE

I made a photo album of my Ikebana experience on Facebook. The album is here: Ikebana experience photo album

I’ve absorbed in wonderful encounters and interactions with people who are from all over the world!

FYI about my Ikebana experience is here:


Ikebana experience reported on ELLE ONLINE

My Ikebana arrangements on a new movie!

2017.4.6 21:46

I arranged some huge pieces of Ikebana on a Japanese movie and that movie was released on the theater. The movie is composed of 2 parts and the first of 2 parts was released now! The movie is about fights in SHOGI WORLD, a kind of Japanese chess. Fights are not bloody ones but deep and silent fights.

The art director asked me to make each piece to reflect each personality of each character. For example, this earthy work reflects the guy who looks very weak and not gorgeous man, but the audience will know later that he is very strong. I didn’t use flowers intentionally so that I’d like to express his inner strength.

I used a few kind of cedars and mossy branches of Japanese plum. Brown ones are a part of a palm tree.

From side view
The difficult point is that shooting was on May but the setting of this scene was February. I had a hard time to get this mossy branches and decide what I can arrange. Ikebana reflects each season and representative flowers on February  are Golden Bells, Japanese Quince, Japanese Apricot, and so on. I couldn’t get all those branches.

The studio with a lot of staffs.

This is another arrangement that reflects another character. He is a genius in SHOGI world, but he is thought to be a strange person. Especially his conversation with others is kink. People think his uniqueness comes from being a genius. At last moment people know that he is deaf and he pretends to listen but he replies with his guessing.

When the actor sits down in front of  this arrangement, he looks like having 2 white wings.


The memorial photo with art decoration team

The trailer is here.

If you can see more photos, please visit my FB photo album here.

Facebook photo album

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