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.


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.


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

Added on by the ikebana shop.

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!

My Ikebana: Dry Corn

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In ikebana, we like to use seasonal materials to remind us of our connection with nature and to make us aware of the passage of time. In autumn in Nova Scotia brings out pumpkins, squashes and dry corn, used for displays to celebrate the autumn harvest.

In this arrangement, I use some dry corn, which could be found in any market in the fall.

Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it. —Miyako

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