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DISCOVER JAPAN: IKEBANA

One Saturday afternoon

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2 hours, 30 minutes, 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

CWEA
  • 59 Gloucester Street
  • CBD
  • Christchurch
  • 2021
  • 8011
  • New Zealand
  • with Life Membership discount $30.00 incl. GST
  • With Membership discount $30.00 incl. GST
  • $32.00 incl. GST
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Description

Join Kazuko Iwai for a special session including learning the art of Japanese flower arranging known as Ikebana, as well as sharing a traditional green tea ceremony and a light lunch/snack. In Japanese “ike” means “make it alive” and “bana” means “flowers”. There is a belief in Japan that plants and flowers are more spiritual than animals as they still grow after being cut from their original roots. The art of Ikebana was developed to please guests but also as an offering to the ancestors and it includes methods of composition and techniques that are rich in meaning and in cultural history.

Kazuko Iwai will show you how to make flowers last longer and introduce you to the art of arranging in this fascinating style. Please bring along a pair of secateurs or flower scissors if you have them. Flowers will be supplied and you will be able to take them home! Please let us know at least a week in advance of any dietary requirements by emailing admin@cwea.org.nz