Ikebana is the art of Japanese traditional flower arrangement.
Come and learn the basic forms of Ikebana flower arrangement that
can be done at home. The characteristic of my "experience" is that
not only in the classroom but also after guests return to their
home countries, they will be able to make various style of Ikebana
without special tools flowers and Japanese containers. I will pass down to
you such a technique.
DOU: The Way of the Japanese Art
Ikebana is formally called 'Kadou'.
Three Japanese traditional arts of 「茶道」'Sadou' (tea ceremony), 「華道」'Kadou' (flower arrangement)
and「書道」'Shodou' (calligraphy) are collectively referred to as the "three roads".
Ikebana is Kadou. It began with the Buddhist Monks in the 6th century when the priests provided flowers before the Buddha.
“Dou" or "道” means road in Japanese.
It is called "road" because it means that the more you explore, the more you end connected
to the road towards growth and enlightenment as a person. As with priests' practice, there is no end to training in the arts.
It is a Japanese way of thinking to continue exploring for the whole of ones life.
My name is Fooraku. I am Ikebana flower artist and master of the sogetsu style of Ikebana.
My career in Ikebana has lasted for 30 years. I often have an exhibition and decorate the store. I love traveling, and I have traveled to over 100 cities in 30 countries so far. Everywhere was impressive and there were lovely countries. At the same time,
I could feel the goodness of Japan again. Through Ikebana, I want you to experience the aesthetic sense of the Japanese, how to enjoy each season, and how to live the daily life of people in Japan.
We'll start by going to a flower shop and choosing your favorite flowers. Then we'll go to the space provided for your experience. You will be able to learn the history and concept of ikebana, techniques to keep the flower's life long, and so on. Then we begin the lesson, and you will make ikebana by yourself.
Through Ikebana, I want you to experience the aesthetic sense of Japan how to enjoy each season, and how to live the daily life of people in Japan.
Later, we'll have fun talking about how to enjoy the four seasons in Japan with green tea and sweets. Please ask anything such as Japanese food and culture. If you do not mind, I would like you to tell me about your country, so we can get to know each other. I am looking forward to seeing you.
Our workshop is near by Osaka Umeda. A guide containing lesson information
and meet up location will be sent to you after the reservation is confirmed.
Please keep contact and come on time on that day.
Start Ikebana lesson
We'll start by going to a flower shop and choosing your favorite flowers.
I'll tell you the history and concept of Ikebana, techniques to keep the
flower's life long, then you will make Ikebana yourself.
Enjoy Japanese green tea and sweets
We'll have fun talking about how to enjoy the four seasons in Japan with
green tea and sweets. Please ask anything such as Japanese food and culture !
Experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
There are 4 spots available on this experience.
Who can come
Guests ages 10 and up
Bring your smile
I am looking forward to seeing you !
This class is totally exceptionally great !! Fooraku-san gave me a very exciting class, full of knowledge and it's very exoticly rare to find anywhere~ How to do Ikebana is a very prestigeous experience I had during this trip !! He even shared me many tips and places to go in Osaka after the class while we had a very fined matcha and Japanese traditional snacks. I will definitely join and learn the next level of Ikebana next time for sure !! :D
Fooraku is a wonderful patient teacher. He explained the concepts and methods of ikebana and allowed us time to make notes and take photos to properly remember. He is a true master, but with these simple techniques we feel we can apply and use ikebana when we get back home. The class was informative, friendly and we’d definitely recommend it for an authentic experience and look into the culture of Japan. We felt welcome and even had matcha tea and special Japanese sweets after the class!
Fooraku a été un excellent guide pour notre expérience d'Ikebana. Il a su répondre à toutes nos questions, en anglais. Nous avons choisi nos fleurs, puis il nous a montré la méthode et nous a aidé à faire nos compositions, qui avaient à la fin un aspect très vivant et équilibré. Puis, il nous a préparé du matcha et servi une pâtisserie, tout cela était très bon. Il est très ouvert à la discussion et nous avons pu échanger avec lui sur la culture japonaise. Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre atelier!
Fooraku shared a lovely experience of Ikebana. He has a wealth of knowledge to share and has an amazing eye for detail and design. It was wonderful to learn the technique to try at home. Anyone interested in Ikebana should give this a go. It was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Thank you Fooraku.
From start to finish, this was a really lovely experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the relaxing, fascinating and precise traditional art of ikebana. It was a welcome respite from the chaos of Osaka, and it was lovely to chat with Fooraku about ikebana, his travels, experiences and curious cultural differences! Loved it.