Graceful As Maiko

Added on by the ikebana shop.

Our friend from Chile, Ana Luisa, shared with us her ikebana inspired by a recent trip to Kyoto where she met maiko.  Thank you, Ana Luisa!


Two Japanese artistic expressions: Ikebana and Maiko.
Elegance, finesse and serenity...
Beauty in both.


Ikebana: Dutch lilium, aspidistra leaves, & dried Canelo* branch.

The container looks to us like a celadon incense burner.  Ana Luisa purchased
it at a flea market in Kyoto.  What a wonderful treasure to find!


* The Canelo is a tree native to Chile and is considered sacred by the ethnic Mapuche people.  

It has very curly branches.


* All photos courtesy of Ana Luisa Quiñones.