Aoi festival was held in May 15th the day before yesterday, so the best season for iris passed, but still we can see beautiful purple flowers in O-ta shrine, the sub-shrine of Kamigamo shrine. It is assigned as the Natural Monument in Japan because of the iris which has been seen since Heian period (794-1192) in Kyoto. Talking about iris, there are some kinds of iris on May in Japan “shobu” (Acorus calamus), “Ayame” (Iris sanguinea) and “kakitsubata”(Iris laevigata).   Kakitsubata (Iris…

Aoi festival was held in May the day before yesterday, so the best season for iris passed, but still we can see beautiful purple flowers in O-ta shrine,

Iris

It’s difficult to say who is the most beautiful! ~ Iris in May in Japan~

Iris

It’s difficult to say who is the most beautiful! ~ Iris in May in Japan~

colorful flowers

Japanese flower arrangement for the western room In Misho-ryu Japanese flower arrangement school which I belong to, there are 2 kinds of the way to decorate

ギガンジューム

Japanese flower arrangement for the western room In Misho-ryu Japanese flower arrangement school which I belong to, there are 2 kinds of the way to decorate

Japanese flower arrangement

Japanese flower arrangement for the western room In Misho-ryu Japanese flower arrangement school which I belong to, there are 2 kinds of the way to decorate

In Misho-ryu Japanese flower arrangement school which I belong to, there are 2 kinds of the way to decorate flowers. One is the formal style, and the other is the casual way which is also suitable for the western rooms. Today, I will write about the casual style you can try it at home easier.      Decorate flowers as they are in the field naturally    This is parted into the group of casual way, but I like this style the best since it has more like “Japanese” atmosphere using the flowers…

Japanese flower arrangement for the western room In Misho-ryu Japanese flower arrangement school which I belong to, there are 2 kinds of the way to decorate

shakuyaku

flowers for the tea ceremony is different from the flower arrangement called Ikebana. We don’t use western flowers for the tea room, but natural

Cha-bana; flowers for the tea ceremony is different from the flower arrangement called Ikebana. We don’t use western flowers for the tea room, but natural flowers growing in the field are mainly used.   However, it’s almost impossible to find natural flowers near my house in Kyoto city since it is urbanized with new buildings and asphalt loads. We tea masters usually buy them in the flower shop, or grow them in the garden of our houses.     Like they are in the filed naturally.    This is…

flowers for the tea ceremony is different from the flower arrangement called Ikebana. We don’t use western flowers for the tea room, but natural

leopard flower

Flower for Gion Festival in Kyoto Gion festival seems not so famous among foreign tourists, but it’s one of the 3 biggest festivals in Kyoto.

Gion festival seems not so famous among foreign tourists, but it’s one of the 3 biggest festivals in Kyoto. Kyoto citizen enjoy this festival for a month in July. The highlight is the parade in July 17th, but we have the many things to do for a month! Displaying Leopard flower, Hiougi in Japanese is one of them.      Leopard flower; Hio-gi    Hio-gi, leopard flower is classified into Iridaceae. In Japanese, Hio-gi means the big fan made of hinoki cypress the noble ladies had used in Heian…

Flower for Gion Festival in Kyoto Gion festival seems not so famous among foreign tourists, but it’s one of the 3 biggest festivals in Kyoto.

Ikebana &tea ceremony lesson near Golden pavilion (kinkakuji temple)

Ikebana &tea ceremony lesson near Golden pavilion (kinkakuji temple)

We Tea Ceremony Koto will join the event "Design Week Kyoto 2017”, when a lot of craft men open their working spaces for tourists or people who are interested in their precious skills. The information center is in JR Kyoto Isetan Department store, just beside JR Kyoto station. If you are looking for the place to open your small exhibition using tatami roon, or interested in the collaboration event with Japanese tea ceremony or Matcha tea, please visit us!     Design Week Kyoto 2017    De...

We Tea Ceremony Koto will join the event "Design Week Kyoto when a lot of craft men open their working spaces for tourists or people who are

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