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Big Ikebana work at Japanese WAGASHI shop, TORAYA, in Ginza

2017.2.2 21:56

TORAYA is a famous Japanese confection shop that has a long history, opened at 1937 in Kyoto. Ginza shop is a headquarter of all branches now and I feel honored to arrange my Ikebana work here.

Height is about 6.6 feet, so a huge work.

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When I thought about February, the beautiful yellow of Golden Bells occurred to my mind. I’d like to express the complimentary color effect, so I painted the old branches with purple.
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This is a side view.
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I used a lot of orchid ( dancing lily orchid) to emphasize the yellow and purple effect.

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I go to the shop every 2 days to check and rearrange my Ikebana. I changes all materials every week, so I make a slightly different arrangement though I use completely same materials.
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Golden bells got full bloom in this photo.
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I used Japanese orchid this time ( usually used imported orchid). The structure got a little bit difference.
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I’d like to introduce some of my Ikebana pieces that I arranged recently.

With Cherry blossom
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With Northern Japanese Magnolia (KOBUSHI) KOBUSHI is said to be a first tree to tell the coming spring in Japan.
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Field Mustard and Japanese indigenous plant (ZENMAI)
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For the valentine day!
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If you can see more photos, here is my Ikebana photo album. I uploaded more than 300 works.  Please check it up!

My IKEBANA

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