Ikebana Workshop

Discover the Japanese art of flower arranging in this London floristry class.



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 30     label £75 - £85 (£75 per Public, £85 per Private)

Create wabi-sabi Japanese floral arrangements with expert guidance from your talented teacher Aya. Whether you're looking for relaxing things to do in London away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or you've always wanted to learn about authentic Ikebana seriously, this class is ideal.

Aya is a professor from Ikenobo, the most prestigious ikebana school in Japan, and has loads of experience to share with you.

Everything you need is provided, from stunning seasonal branches and flowers to tools like scissors and vases.

You will be learning the art of creating arrangements that pay homage to the culture and traditions of Ikebana, as well as learning about the mysterious and fascinating philosophy and spirit behind the centuries-old supreme art.

To continue exploring Japanese culture, you will also enjoy a traditional Japanese tea time during the class.

Join a public class or gather a group of pals as privately and learn about Ikebana together as a unique London activity.

If you are more than five people, She can visit your venue for a private lesson and please enquiry the request.


Knowledge required
All are welcome from beginners to those with more experience.
 
What you'll get
  • The Ikebana flower arrangement that you made.
  • Get Vessel and kenzan (flower pin holder) + additional £50
What to bring
Hand towel
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 11 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

West London

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 15 miles of London, to a venue of your choice for a private class

Ikebana Workshop location
Your teacher
Aya Tanaka
Aya Tanaka

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She is an ikebana artist and floral designer based in London.
She is also an ikebana professor authorised by the Kyoto Headquarters of the Ikenobo Ikebana Arts Association, the top Ikebana school in Japan.
She offers Japanese flower arranging, "ikebana" as well as Western flower styles.

Her recent work includes boutique show window decorations in the Knightsbridge area, where its famous department store Harrods is located, installations in an art gallery, and ikebana demonstrations commissioned by companies and organisations in London. And overseas, she had Ikebana lectures and workshops sponsored by the Department of Japanese Language, University of Warsaw, Poland.

She has been involved in flowers for over 20 years, but she used to work for a major financial company in Tokyo. She was very busy with her work in the financial district lined with office buildings every day, and at that time, she came across flower design and soon realised that it was her passion. She was healed by touching the flowers in the hustle and bustle of the city and found the purpose of her life.

After a while, despite the people's surprises, she decided to leave her company. Soon later moved to London. She was fortunate to meet and be taught by a significant European flower artist, including Gregor Lersch of Germany. And as a freelance flower designer, she worked in excellent flower decoration for ten years at London's top restaurants, boutiques and old castles, including London's 5-star hotels.

As her stay in London became longer, she became more and more asked about Japanese culture and aesthetics by people of various professions and began to look at her homeland Japan objectively. And she decided to introduce "Ikebana", traditional Japanese culture and the tea ceremony to the world's people.

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