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::::: Workshop Report 1: October 9th, 2013 :::::

posted Oct 10, 2013, 7:54 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 1:11 AM by INFO ICT ]
Kokedama Arrangement: Make your own colorful “Green Moss Ball”, and grow it! Enjoy feeling, touching, and connecting with the nature from your hands.
 

Seven of us including one new member got together at Allincco Office in Shibuya. It was the first day of ICT workshops! A special instructor Mana (Social flower artist) prepared all materials for us (water the bog moss into a bucket until it feels damp), and she explained a few steps to make kokedama nicely.
 
First up, chose our plant from small plants, and remove the soil from around the roots of the plant by shaking gently. And then wrap bog moss (水苔) around roots, and bound up tightly in string several times not to fall apart. We added bog moss and bound up repeatedly! Bog moss was a nice feel to touch, so all of us relished the texture (soft and unique) when squeezed it and remove excess water. We had fun with connecting with the nature from our hands! The most difficult part was to make a ball-shape. We totally absorbed in shaping the kokedama into a ball.
 

But, that’s the most relaxing time without thinking after hard works. Touching living plants was the best way to feel refreshed, and also made our conversation more smoothly! We indeed had a great conversation together after finished making kokedaama.
 
All kokedama looked fabulous and wonderful features. No one was same, different size, and different theme! Some of our members would put it on their desk at office and get a natural energy from it, one member would display it as a fancy interior at living room. We all recharged our batteriesthanks to kokedama arrangement! Thank you for joining us, and a big thank to Mana!!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

(by Tsubasa Kato)