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Happy New Year 2019!

Added on by the ikebana shop.

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!

New Pull-Top Can, Same Great Matcha

Added on by the ikebana shop.

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!

Online Shop Thanksgiving Gift

Added on by the ikebana shop.

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!

"Sō" Magazine June 2018

Added on by the ikebana shop.

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.


Ikebana Lessons Cancel Policy Change

Added on by the ikebana shop.

This announcement is for our ikebana students.

We are tweaking our lesson cancellation policy a little (effective Feb 23, 2018). 

Old Cancellation Policy:

  • Up to 1 day before lesson date: No charge.
  • Same-day or no-show: Full charge (1 lesson)

New Cancellation Policy:

  • Up to 2 days before lesson date: No charge.
  • 1 day before lesson date: $20 +HST.
  • Same-day or no-show: Full charge (1 lesson)

Extra Colour: The Planning Behind The Lessons

The ikebana lessons are individualized.  Each lesson is planned specifically with each student's rank and skill level in mind.  Flowers and branches are carefully chosen so that they are appropriate for each student's lesson theme.   The flowers/branches are ordered (usually 4-5 days in advance).

Sometimes, we do have a wait-list.  It might be natural to assume that if one cancels, then another person can take the spot.  That works out sometimes but more often than not, it's not as straightforward as we would like to think.  If the student level is different, then the pre-ordered flowers would not be appropriate.  New planning and adjustments need to be made.  Usually it's a last-minute scramble around town, scouring florists for suitable flowers!  

Of course, there is usually an important reason for a cancellation.  We understand this.  Unavoidable circumstances happen to us too.  And that's OK!  But if you do know that you need to cancel, the sooner you let us know, the better it is for us to adjust!

Thank you very much for your understanding and continued support.