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My Ikebana: Using A Fruit Basket

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I bought this container at a local supermarket in Tokyo. It was meant to be a fruit basket (but it is ceramic). With the dried vines as handle, it was perfect as a flower container as well! So, in the same way we put a variety of fruit in a basket, I used a variety of flowers: liatris, alstroemeria, anastasia…plus forsythia branches from the backyard!

Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it. —Miyako

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

"Sō" Magazine October 2017

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Last year Miyako conducted an ikebana workshop with a group of St. Mary's University students.  This activity is featured in the October, 2017 edition of "Sō" (「草」) magazine, the official publication of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association.

See more about that workshop here.

"Sō" Magazine August 2017

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The arrangement displayed during the Afterglow Art Festival 2016 in Bridgewater NS was featured in the August 2017 issue of "Sō" (「草」) Magazine, the official publication of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association.

To find out more about what we did at the Afterglow Art Festival 2016, please click here.

"Sō" Magazine April 2017

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The ikebana display created by Miyako for Easter Liturgy at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax last year (2016) was featured in the April, 2017 edition of "Sō" (「草」) magazine, the official publication of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association.

"Sō" Magazine Feb 2017

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The ikebana display created by Miyako for the 2016 Atlantic Canada Japanese Language Speech Contest held at St. Mary's University was featured in the February, 2017 edition of "Sō" (「草」) magazine, the official publication of the Sogetsu Teachers' Association.

My Ikebana: Black Branches

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I had on hand some wonderful dried branches.  I thought I'd have fun with them.  I painted them black.

Adding pink, yellow and green accents brings the arrangement together with a stronger impact.

Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako