It was a busy week, my last full week in Tokyo. I attend Sogetsu classes including full-day training for Textbook 5. I had to catch up and say goodbye to my new friends and this perplexing mega city –Tokyo, which definitely has got under my skin. I tried to see, to visit, to memorize and to feel as much as possible. The weather was magical, Christmas lights and bazaars overwhelming and shopping for friends and family exhausting.
This is my last blog from Tokyo. I’m leaving on Thursday but still have classes booked on Monday and Tuesday which leaves me Wednesday for packing.
When I come home I’ll make a break from my blog. I have to think what and how I’ll be writing next year about Ikebana.
I’ve got a wealth of knowledge and hopefully, grew up in my Ikebana field. It’s so much to try and to share with all my students and colleagues.
In my Gallery, you can find photos from Textbook 5 Training by Master Instructor Koei Sawada sensei, plus some of my works from last week. Sogetsu administration permitted to put photos on the website but without any details or descriptions of the work.
You also can see a very innovative Ikebana exhibition of Ms Yosei Sato’s group. Yosei Sato sensei remembers Norman Sparnon, when he was practising Ikebana in Sogetsu Kaikan under Sofu Teshigahara. Yosei san is still very active and goes to Sogetsu classes on Thursday’s. She is a remarkable lady. Unfortunately my Japanese and her English were at the same level.
I also included a small video – enjoy Tokyo Christmas lights at Caretta Shiodome.