IKEBANA IN MAINE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE library display

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE library display
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE library display

2015/03/11

3/11 Rest in Peace for victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami




They are my humble dedications for all people who were affected by the Tohoku earthquake.


2014/03/08

3/11 The Third Anniversary of the 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami

This year is the third anniversary of the great earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern part of Japan. I pay tribute this flower arrangement to people who were affected by the natural disasters.

I also thank people from all over the world who helped and contributed to the rehabilitation of the regions.

2014/02/25

Bath & Tsugaru Sister City Program

News

I will be teaching Ikebana at Hampton Inn at Bath.

Ikebana Workshop - 2:00-3:00 pm
Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St., Bath
Explore the sculptural Japanese art of flower and plant arranging, and make your own, with instruction from Naomi Ryokufu. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ikebana vase and a small selection of plant cuttings. Some materials may be available for purchase. Limited space available. To pre-register, call: 844-0510.

I look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, click here!

2013/07/21

Spring & Summer: Tulips & Hostas

Tulips
Flower word: consideration
Music: Minor Swing

 

Hostas (Plantain Lily/ Gi-boushi in Japanese)
Flower word: composure
Music: Clair de Lune


2013/05/19

Maple leaves and Quince

Slideshows about How to Trim Leaves and Make Angles
Maple Leaves and Daffodil

Maple Leaves and Quince
ENJOY!




Maple, quince, & daffodil





2013/04/23

EARTH DAY 2013

Happy Spring!
It is getting warm and flowers are blooming.
Flowers: Forthesia and Alstroemeria

2013/03/11

3/11 The Second Anniversary of the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami



On March 11, 2011, at 2:46 p.m.(the pacific time), the magnitude 9.0 hit the northern part of Japan called Tohoku. It is the second anniversary today. I extend my sympathies and condolences to those who passed away and to the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. 

Today, millions of people all over the world observed a moment of science. Memorial events for helping those who were affected were held all over the world. I couldn’t help thinking about those people’s generosity and kindness. Thank you for taking your time to think about them… 

Although my deed is small,  I would like to dedicate my humble flower arrangement above to them.
 

2013/03/02

Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Program

I will be teaching Ikebana as one of the Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Cultural Exchange Programs on March 2, 2013.
Please check more events on the website below:
http://bath-tsugaru.org/2nd-annual-japanese-culture-weekend/
Ikebana Workshop   12:00-1:00 pm
Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St, Bath
Learn the sculptural Japanese art of flower and plant arranging, and make your own, with instruction from Naomi Ryokufu of Ikebana in Maine. Participants bring their own materials and must pre-register. Limited space available.  FMI or to pre-register 844-0510. Donations accepted.

I look forward to seeing you there!

2012/06/15

NEWS

1. IKEBANA IN MAINE presents Ikebana flower arrangement from June 29 to July 31 at the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus Library, Portland Maine, at the 7th floor's glass cases. It is free and open to the public.
2. Portland Adult Education offers one day Ikebana flower arrangement lesson on October 24, from 6-7:30 p.m., at PATHS. Please register in advance and save your seat. For more information, Portland Adult Education website or call (207)775-0432

2012/04/22

EARTH DAY 2012

STAY HEALTHY!
HEALTHY VEGE ARRANGEMENT: PAPRIKA, TOMATO, KALE, ASPARAGAS, LEMON, & GREEN CHILI PAPER.

2012/03/04

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL FLOWERS FOR VICTIMS OF THE JAPANESE GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI


On March 11, 2011, the unpresedented Japanese great earthquake and tsunami struck the northern part of Japan. It culminated in the loss of approximately 20,000 people's lives. The flowers I arranged are my humble tribute to all the victims. I also offer my sincerest condolences to victims of the tornados that devastated some areas of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio on March 2, 2012.
Pussy willow is a common early spring branch. It tells us hopes that come up from the cold dormacy of winter.



White chrysanthemum is a funeral flower that represents human dignity. The mass represents the spirits of the victims. The branches behind the flowers express ladders to guide them into Heaven