Japanese Flower Arranging

I go to an evening Japanese Language class once-a-week. It’s run by local volunteers who spend two hours of their own time teaching foreigners the language. We use textbooks, but I primarily use it for Japanese conversational practice. So each “lesson” boils down to talking about random things, much to the chagrin of one of the my fellow classmates.

Occasionally we’ll drop the textbooks and experience a part of traditional Japanese culture. Today we tried our hands at Japanese Flower Arranging (生け花). I’m no artist and have little understanding about flowers or horticulture, but I think I did a pretty good job. I kept it simple, remembering that saying “less is more” (here being the only situation where that advice seems relevant). The flower sensei didn’t even have to adjust anything on my display, unlike everyone else’s. Hahaha.

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Author: lostcynicinjapan

A twenty-five year old, British male living in Hiroshima, Japan. I'm an ALT who works in a number of junior high schools. I like to criticise about random things and I like to take photographs.

2 thoughts on “Japanese Flower Arranging”

  1. I would like to let you know that I have nominated your blog for the Blogger Recognition Award. I am very glad that I discovered your blog. I used to live in Japan (I am Japanese), and my husband used to be an English teacher in Japan. Anyway, I hope you accept the nomination, and I look forward to keeping visiting your site! Here is the link to my recent post for the conditions regarding this award.
    https://thenarrowbamboogate.com/2017/03/27/blogger-recognition-award/

    Thank you! ありがとう!素晴らしい写真です。

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