My Ikebana: From The Floor

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Most of the time, we learn to make arrangements to be placed on a table or stand. But if we look around our surroundings, sometimes we can find lovely spaces on the floor as well. This arrangement is laid on the floor on purpose. The intention is for the viewer to see it while looking downward from standing position.

I used an obi (kimono sash) as a way to give a sense of space around the arrangement.

 

The placement is on a stairs landing. Here is what you would see as you round the corner coming from downstairs.

 

I also made sure that the arrangement could be appreciated as one comes down from upstairs.

 

I hope you like it. —Miyako

Happy New Year 2019!

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Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! 明けましておめでとうございます。

We thank you for your continued support this past year and look forward to seeing you all in 2019. May the Year of the Pig keep your piggy banks full throughout the year!

My Ikebana: Nova Scotia Holly

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Winter time in Nova Scotia. Lots of festive materials in the farmer’s market. I came upon these wonderful bundles of Nova Scotia holly.

 

And from there came my winter holiday-themed arrangement!

Merry Christmas! —Miyako

My Ikebana: Heavy Hydrangea

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This arrangement was from a few months ago…when the weather was still warm! I found some lovely hydrangea with robust blooms in purple and green. I purposely chose very flat containers to further draw attention to the flowers.

 

Extra Detail: I left some space between the mouth of the container and the flowers so that the shape of the container may be properly appreciated as well!

I hope you like it. —Miyako

New Pull-Top Can, Same Great Matcha

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Our matcha now comes in new, shiny cans! It’s not just a facelift; it brings more functionality and convenience. The new cans are pull-top. The matcha stays freshly sealed until you pull it open.

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We retire the inside foil bag, which served well to protect the matcha from exposure (thank you for your service!). but was messy when scooping the tea out! Now, the can can be the container when opened. The lid is lined to make it more air-tight when firmly closed.

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Contents remain the same at net 40g but there is a small change in price. Old price: 19.00. New price: 19.50. Well worth the extra convenience!

Buy it online here.

No-Bag Discount

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We know you like our green plastic bags; but for those times when you tell us: “I don’t need a bag.” we’d like to thank you somehow. So, on a trial basis for the month of December, we’ll give you 5¢ back every time you forgo a plastic bag. It’s a small gesture but hopefully it adds that extra encouragement to reduce the one-time use of plastic bags.

No worries if you do need a bag, we’ll still have them for you!

 

Happy shopping! See you soon!

My Ikebana: Tsubo on TV

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In the Season 8 opener of CBC’s hit comedy series “Mr. D”, the main character, Gerry, goes to Tokyo to seek his fortune. Here is a screenshot of a scene set in a Tokyo apartment. Do you see the ikebana?

Screenshot from “Mr. D”, Season 8, Ep 1, aired on Nov 7th, 2018.  Watch the episode  here . (For Canadian audiences only.)

Screenshot from “Mr. D”, Season 8, Ep 1, aired on Nov 7th, 2018.
Watch the episode here. (For Canadian audiences only.)

“Mr. D” is actually shot here in Halifax and the school they use for most of the scenes is located a few blocks from our shop! The set department did a wonderful job of re-creating the inside of a Tokyo apartment here in Halifax. We were honoured to help with this by providing an ikebana arrangement to the set.

Photo courtesy of Barb L. Thank you!

We hope you enjoyed the show….and liked the ikebana!