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Ikebana workshop for foreigners in Kamakura ~HANABISAI~ 花美祭

posted Jul 5, 2016, 7:28 PM by INFO ICT   [ updated Jul 8, 2016, 2:22 AM ]
::::: Workshop Report on July 2-3, 2016 :::::

3 ICT members joined exhibition of professional flower arrangements -Japanese & western styles! It was a productive Saturday learning Ikebana in Kamakura. Thank you to Atsuko san and Shonan Flower Coordinate School for giving us a memorable experience!

from ICT and Elizabeth Takamura

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Thank you for coming to "HANABISAI"!

So many people (more than 200!) came to see our exhibition!

Our workshop for foreign people was also finished successfully!
Members were great and enjoy IKEBANA together.
It was a very very nice time!!

We learn about the difference between IKEBANA and western flower arrangement and the aesthetic of Japanese, and experience IKEBANA!
The experience makes them more interesting to appreciate exhibition!

<Participants' impression>
1) Did you enjoy this workshop?
YES: All, NO: 0

2) How was this workshop?
-It was great to learn that it all comes down to a triangle.
-fascinating experience!
-普段見るだけだが、実際に触れる事でとても新しい感情が生まれました
-It was a bit difficult that I thought. I thought I could do it more freely.(not restricted to degrees and so on)
-I have learned a lot of things from the teacher. It is fun to learn and you get to understand Japanese thinking in the IKEBANA.
-Learned a lot about basic IKEBANA.

3) How was the teacher and staffs?
-Our teacher is very informative. She answers questions willingly. Interpreter is the best quide and translator!
-They were nice.
-優しく教えてくれました。
-They took care of us very well.
-Their explanation were very clear and their English level excellent.
-Staff very friendly and assisted to help us trainees.

Thanks a lot! And I was glad to see you all!!

from Shonan Flower Coordinate School