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Anna Budich, Ikebana 101, Best Living Japan

Ikebana 101 Class: Brighten Your Home with Japanese Flower Art, Jan – Apr 2018

Best Living Japan is partnering with Ms.Anna Budich to offer Ikebana 101 Class: Brighten Your Home with Japanese Flower Art from January to April 2018.  Classes will be held for 10 weeks on Tuesdays from 13:00 – 15:00, but don’t worry you don’t need to commit to 10 weeks of classes. We know you are busy so feel free to choose 1, 4, 8 or all 10!. The key learning for each week are outlined below so please choose based on interest and schedule. Registration here.  

To see all the January to April 2018 Best Living Japan courses check here. 

Ikebana 101 Class: Brighten Your Home with Japanese Flower Art, Jan – Apr 2018

While our home serves as a sanctuary, it is only just that we also put efforts into making and keeping it a peaceful and comfortable place. In olden times, people believe that the house as a structure is not enough for this purpose. They use plants especially flowers to enhance the balance of life and energy as well as brighten up their souls.  Sharing the same principles, this short course aims to help make our homes a happier place to live and relax through Ikebana – the Japanese flower art. Throughout the course, you will learn the different principles, techniques, and methods of Sogetsu School of Ikebana, to help you create easy-to-do flower arrangements that can be used on daily basis and for special occasions.

The Best Living Japan Ikebana classes will be offered on Tuesdays 13:00 – 15:00 from January 23 – April 10, 2018 (February 13 and March 27 are vacation days)

1. Sign-up for 1, 4, 8 or 10 classes; 1 class is 6,500 JPY, 4 classes are 20,000 JPY (5,000 JPY/class) and 8 classes are 36,000 JPY (4,500 JPY/class) and 10 classes for 40,000 (4,000 JPY/class). We may have space for out-of-town guest who can attend for 6,000 JPY/ class (must be confirmed prior to attending). Consumption tax (8%) + PayPal fee added at checkout.

2. Duration of Each Lesson: 1.5 – 2 hours including an introduction to the day’s topic, materials, and cleaning time.

3. Fresh materials (flowers, leaves, stems, etc) shall be provided by the teacher for each lesson. Students can bring them home after the lesson. Containers (vases) and kenzans are available to use only during the lesson. Students can also bring their own for practice.

Classes are offered in the Best Living Japan K.K. class space in Minami Azabu.  To register for a class click this link to complete a sign-up form and chose the number of classes and actual classes you would like to attend. Payment must be made within 48 hours via the PayPal button located below to reserve your classes. Recipient’s email address is payments@bestlivingjapan.

Class & Price

If you have any specific questions please let us know at info@BestLivingJapan.com.<


The Ikebana 101 course will be divided into 10 lessons. Each week, new techniques and styles will be introduced to help students create their own Ikebana arrangements. You do not need to start from week 1, you can start when you have time in your schedule.  All classes are on Tuesday from 13:00 – 15:00.

W1. Tuesday, January 23
Learning the Basics Learn the Basic Upright Moribana – Create an arrangement using a shallow container. Introduction to Sogetsu’s three main stems: Shin, Soe, and Hikae.

W2. Tuesday, January 30
The Basics in Tall Vases – Review of the Shin, Soe, Hikae using tall cylindrical vases

W3. Tuesday, February 6
Playing with Leaves – Create an Ikebana using only leaves as materials
Learn the different styles of leaf manipulation

W4. Tuesday, February 20
Creating Lines and Shapes – Learn how to apply creativity and playfulness in your Ikebana arrangement by adding lines and shapes.

W5. Tuesday, February 27
Design Your Own – Review of the Basic Shin, Soe, Hikae by designing your own Ikebana arrangement.

W6. Tuesday, March 6
Festive Moments – Create an arrangement for special festivities and special occasions.

W7. Tuesday, March 13
360° Beauty – Learn how to create an arrangement which can be viewed from all sides

W9. Tuesday, April 3
Out of the Ordinary – Learn how to make use and highlight unconventional materials in an arrangement. Give new perspective to ordinary household materials.

W10. Tuesday, April 10
You in Ikebana – Create an Ikebana arrangement based on your own feelings, imagination, and creativity.

Register Here (link to sign-up form)

About the Teacher
Anna Budich; ikebana 101Anna Budich is a licensed Ikebana teacher under the Sogetsu School of Ikebana with a Third Level Degree (Sankyu Shihan) certificate. Since 2013, she has participated in the Annual Ikebana Exhibition at Seishincho Community Center in Edogawa under Eiko Takayama-sensei. She has also organized her own exhibitions together with a pottery artist in Tokyo (November 2016) and in Yokohama (August 2017). In addition to this, Anna has more than 10 years experience as a florist for weddings and special events in Manila, Philippines before coming to Japan in 2012.

Website: www.wandersandflowers.de
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/annasikebanapieces/


Ikebana 101 Class: Brighten Your Home with Japanese Flower Art, Jan – Apr 2018

Best Living Japan Course Payment and Cancellation Policy

Cooking class registrations must be received with full payment at the time of registration.  We are sorry, but we cannot accept registrations without full payment.  

No refunds are offered on Best Living Japan courses once the course has begun. Students may cancel two weeks before the start of the course and receive a full refund minus payment/transfer funds. If a student can not attend a class, then they may send a replacement (friend or family) in place of themselves.

Refund Exception: If Best Living Japan has to reschedule or cancel a class, we will contact you directly by phone or email to offer a full refund.  Under all circumstances, we will do our best to transfer you to another day or similar class.

Best Living Japan January – April 2018 Course List


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