Online Shop Thanksgiving Gift

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Bulky flower containers and heavy kenzan make the cost of shipping of your online purchase quite high. We are happy to offer you 50% off the shipping cost for a limited time period!

Ikebana groups, now is the time to pool your orders!

Offer conditions:

  1. Orders must be received between Oct 8th and Oct 22nd, 2018.

  2. Payment must be processed within 3 business days after receiving our quotation.

  3. Applicable destinations, minimum order amounts & shipping methods are as follows:

    *USA & Canada: 100 CAD (before tax for Canada). Via Canada Post Expedited Parcel.
    *Europe: 200 CAD. Via Canada Post International Parcel.
    *Not applicable to other destinations.

  4. Offer applicable per shipping address. (i.e. one order, one shipping address only).

  5. At check out, use promo code: THANKS2018

To see more details on how to order, click here.

More questions? We are an email away!

Ready to shop? YES!

My Ikebana: Branches and Sunflower

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In Sogetsu's Textbook 5, the theme of "Composing With Branches" (木の構成とその展開) requires a two-step approach. 

First, a free-standing structure of branches only is created. 

Then, plant materials are added to enhance and complete the composition. 

I hope you like it. --Miyako

My Ikebana: Lily on Black and White

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This is a composition using unconventional materials--a piece of black board and a white board with a round hole, which is a part used to secure an air-conditioner's ventilation duct!

Together with a white container, I constructed a black-and-white background with a geometric nuance.

Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako

My Ikebana: Maple And Mum

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This arrangement uses maple branches just as the leaves are sprouting.  The green spider mums on the edge serves to connect the maple branch and the container.  The gypsophilia keeps the arrangement fluffy and light.

The bottom part of the container is intentionally left empty, showing only the anchored maple branches.  It provides a gentle climbing feeling to the arrangement.

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Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako

"Sō" Magazine June 2018

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Miyako's ikebana display last year at the Halifax Public Gardens is featured in the June 2018 edition of "Sō" (「草」) magazine, the official publication of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association.  This display was part of the celebration for Canada 150, the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, and was held in cooperation with the Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticultural Society.

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Just For Fun: Ikebana'GGuy

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Three years ago, we had some fun building a miniature soba shop. Remember?  This year, we made a miniature of our shop...and then some!

Before anything else, a little background.  Let us introduce Petit'GGuy (pronounce "poochi-guy").  Gunpla fans will be familiar with him.  He has a mascot-like existence in the Gundam franchise. He stands 36 feet tall and is very cute. He is also adept in the martial arts. ;-)

 

Anyway....

We made our version and called him "Ikebana'GGuy". (After all, "Gunpla is freedom!" right?)  He has our logo as his helmet.  The big Q on his chest stands for "Quinpool"--our street!  Here he is standing in front of our shop.  This is in 1/144 scale.

Let's compare the miniature shop with the real one!

And, to spice it up a bit, we installed LED lights!

Next time you visit the shop, say hello to Ikebana'GGuy...and turn his lights on!

My Ikebana: Rhody and Lily

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Every year, when it's time to prune the rhododendron bushes in Halifax, we are fortunate to have friends who generously allow us to clip away as many branches as we like! (Thank you Sue C.!)

Even the worm-eaten leaves are appreciated in ikebana.

I put together a simple arrangement of rhododendron and lily.  Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako

Moribana Containers From The Past

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It is not unusual for us to receive our supply of flower containers wrapped in newspaper.  Well, recently 2 suiban arrived bundled in very old, yellowing newspaper...from Sep 30, 1972!  Apparently, these containers had been forgotten in some storeroom somewhere and were only unearthed recently.  Don't ask us how we found them....it's a trade secret! 

Check the stock prices! Canon Inc on Sept 30, 1972 was worth 206 yen.  As of June 15, 2018, it's now worth 3752 yen!

Old newspapers are like time capsules.  See what's all the rage back then...

The latest automobile from Nissan, the Laurel. 
The latest microwave oven from National (Panasonic).
The latest 4-channel stereo from Toshiba...featuring The Beatles!

Oh, we almost forgot to show you... This is the suiban, half-moon in bright orange.  If it is still available, this link will bring you to our online shop.