Monday, November 25, 2013

Autumn Reflection

A demonstration reflecting Autumn with Kaye Vosburgh.   Kayle is a Riji, the highest rank in the Sogetsu school and has been teaching for 29 years. The program was provided by II international # 71, was held on November 21th 10 am.  Ms. Kayle demonstrated 12 big arrangements were so pretty and unique.  She brought all the containers and materials from New England a day before and  stayed at  Leticia Chen's home . (11-21-13)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving arrangement

I want to use bamboo container for this arrangement which I purchased from Hokkaido, all the colorful fruits bring the Autumn color as a main theme for my Thanksgiving arrangement. I will place this arrangement at kitchen counter to thank every thing we have from God, people, community and earth.(11-19-13)
Materials: Pineapple,persimmon,pomegranate ,orange,bitter sweet & rosemary

This container with peach carnations just perfect for Autumn theme.

Using dried hydrangea & big leaves to create fall home

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Secenes of Hokkaido

Otaru street car - Ricksha

Sakaimachi bakery
Lunch at Otaru Canal side
Otaru Cannal
Chief of  Shiraoi Ainuzoku Village

Mt. Usuzan
Hakodate night view
Morning view from  window of Yunokawa Onsen hotel

Lake Toya - picture took from the pleasure boat trip
Lake Toya

Onuma Seminational park
Onuma Seminational park

Room of Tsunagi Onsn
Hokkaido, is Japan's second largest island, the Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu and two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel. In 19 century after Meiji restoration started developping the island. Agriculture and mining were important products and Sapporo is largest city on Hokkaido.
We enjoyed so much the beautiful scenery and delicious food especially giant crabs,abalone and scallops every day. The feeling of the first bite makes you remember all your life. (Oct,26 to Nov.2 2013)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ikebana in Hokkaido

We had Hokkaido and North Eastern of Japan for eight day's tour from Oct.26 to Nov.2.  It was a fantastic and pleasant trip, seeing different scenes of Japan, enjoying Hokkaido fabulous giant crabs, seafood and bath at five different onsen hotel (hot spring). After an onsen bath, we went to the banquet hall in Yukata robes and enjoyed special dinner. Here were flower arrangement I took at onsen hotel. (11-03-13)