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I'm an American living in rural Japan for the past 15 years. I teach Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
I'm an American living in rural Japan for the past 15 years. I teach Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

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Rinpa-cho Ikebana
Rabbit-ear iris, garden peony, Solomon' seal, dianthus, cherry tree

琳派調いけばな
燕子花、芍薬、鳴子百合、なでしこ、桜

I received this container as a Christmas present and finally got to use it. Rinpa-cho arrangements are unique to the Ohara School of Ikebana, bringing out the picturesque quality of the materials in the arrangement. This is one of my favorite styles, and I look forward to doing more in the future.

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #rinpa #rinpacho #spring #iris #pink #sakura #cherrytree #peony #gorgeus #simple #beauty #japaneseculture #japan #floral #flower #arrangement #いけばな #小原流 #おけいこ #琳派 #琳派調 #春 #燕子花 #芍薬 #桜 #シンプル #みどり #ピンク #紫 
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Rinpa-cho Ikebana
Rabbit-ear iris, garden peony, Solomon' seal, dianthus, cherry tree

琳派調いけばな
燕子花、芍薬、鳴子百合、なでしこ、桜

I received this container as a Christmas present and finally got to use it. Rinpa-cho arrangements are unique to the Ohara School of Ikebana, bringing out the picturesque quality of the materials in the arrangement. This is one of my favorite styles, and I look forward to doing more in the future.

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #rinpa #rinpacho #spring #iris #pink #sakura #cherrytree #peony #gorgeus #simple #beauty #japaneseculture #japan #floral #flower #arrangement #いけばな #小原流 #おけいこ #琳派 #琳派調 #春 #燕子花 #芍薬 #桜 #シンプル #みどり #ピンク #紫 
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Rinpa-cho Ikebana
Rabbit-ear iris, garden peony, Solomon' seal, dianthus, cherry tree

琳派調いけばな
燕子花、芍薬、鳴子百合、なでしこ、桜

I received this container as a Christmas present and finally got to use it. Rinpa-cho arrangements are unique to the Ohara School of Ikebana, bringing out the picturesque quality of the materials in the arrangement. This is one of my favorite styles, and I look forward to doing more in the future.

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #rinpa #rinpacho #spring #iris #pink #sakura #cherrytree #peony #gorgeus #simple #beauty #japaneseculture #japan #floral #flower #arrangement #いけばな #小原流 #おけいこ #琳派 #琳派調 #春 #燕子花 #芍薬 #桜 #シンプル #みどり #ピンク #紫 
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One-Row Form arrangements by my students.

Narabu-katachi (One-Row Form)
Snapdragon, gerbera daisy, lemon leaf

I love how all 3 arrangements used the same materials, but all have a different feel -- ikebana magic!

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #simple #beauty #japan #japaneseculture #flower #onerow #onerowform #garden #spring #englishgarden #snapdragon #gerbera #gerberadaisy #pink #いけばな #小原流 #ならぶ #ならぶかたち #ピンク #お花 #おけいこ #金魚草 #ガーベラ
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One-Row Form arrangements by my students.

Narabu-katachi (One-Row Form)
Snapdragon, gerbera daisy, lemon leaf

I love how all 3 arrangements used the same materials, but all have a different feel -- ikebana magic!

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #simple #beauty #japan #japaneseculture #flower #onerow #onerowform #garden #spring #englishgarden #snapdragon #gerbera #gerberadaisy #pink #いけばな #小原流 #ならぶ #ならぶかたち #ピンク #お花 #おけいこ #金魚草 #ガーベラ
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One-Row Form arrangements by my students.

Narabu-katachi (One-Row Form)
Snapdragon, gerbera daisy, lemon leaf

I love how all 3 arrangements used the same materials, but all have a different feel -- ikebana magic!

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #simple #beauty #japan #japaneseculture #flower #onerow #onerowform #garden #spring #englishgarden #snapdragon #gerbera #gerberadaisy #pink #いけばな #小原流 #ならぶ #ならぶかたち #ピンク #お花 #おけいこ #金魚草 #ガーベラ
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Monthly Ikebana Test
I had my monthly ikebana test yesterday and was happy to get a 95! Spring is on the way!

Hiraku-katachi (Radial Form)
Spiraea cantoniensis
Gerbera daisy
Leather leaf fern

研究会のいけばな
95点もらいました!

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コデマリ
ガーベラ

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #spring #flowers #japan #japaneseculture #simple #simplebeauty #hiraku #radialform #pink #sweet #natural #delicate #いけばな #小原流 #お花 #ひらく #ひらくかたち #コデマリ #ガーベラ #春 #デリケート #ピンク 
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Monthly Ikebana Test
I had my monthly ikebana test yesterday and was happy to get a 95! Spring is on the way!

Hiraku-katachi (Radial Form)
Spiraea cantoniensis
Gerbera daisy
Leather leaf fern

研究会のいけばな
95点もらいました!

ひらく形
コデマリ
ガーベラ

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #spring #flowers #japan #japaneseculture #simple #simplebeauty #hiraku #radialform #pink #sweet #natural #delicate #いけばな #小原流 #お花 #ひらく #ひらくかたち #コデマリ #ガーベラ #春 #デリケート #ピンク 
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Monthly Ikebana Test
I had my monthly ikebana test yesterday and was happy to get a 95! Spring is on the way!

Hiraku-katachi (Radial Form)
Spiraea cantoniensis
Gerbera daisy
Leather leaf fern

研究会のいけばな
95点もらいました!

ひらく形
コデマリ
ガーベラ

#ikebana #ohara #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #spring #flowers #japan #japaneseculture #simple #simplebeauty #hiraku #radialform #pink #sweet #natural #delicate #いけばな #小原流 #お花 #ひらく #ひらくかたち #コデマリ #ガーベラ #春 #デリケート #ピンク 
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Elementary School Graduation Ikebana

Today I made an arrangement for one of the elementary schools I teach at. I have taught these students since they were in the first grade. It was my pleasure to do something special for them.

I also made a small arrangement for the principal's office. She thought it was very cute and loved it.

Happy graduation to the class of 2017!

#ikebana #ohararyu #oharaschoolofikebana #cherryblossom #sakura #spring #pink #yellow #graduation #japan #japaneseculture #beauty #gorgeus #いけばな #小原流 #卒業 #卒業式 #桜 #さくら #お祝い #春 #花 #百合 #小学校 #小学校卒業

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