Experience the art of flower arranging in the heart of old Japan • Meet Eiko Hamasaki, a certified therapist and master of ikebana who popularized flower arranging as way of improving mental health and wellbeing • Participate in a session of “Ikebana therapy” and feel your stress melt away! • Take home an Ikebana therapy completion certificate and your own beautiful flower arrangement
Get a real taste of Japan through this traditional Japanese art form, made all the more authentic by the location in an old Kyoto town house not far from Nijo Castle right in the center of Kyoto. Ikebana, or living flowers, is the art of flower arrangement. The art form’s history dates back to the 7th century, and over the course of the roughly 1400 years that it has been practiced a wide variety of styles have been embraced, from extreme minimalism to gorgeous complexity. You can indulge you own ideal sense of beauty while getting hands on with some of nature’s most gorgeous denizens. If you are looking to get away from the stress of the daily grind, this experience is for you. The host is a certified therapist and master of ikebana. Above all, this experience is unique, as the host is the only person to provide this type of therapy. The memories and benefits of this unique experience of ikebana therapy will surely last you a lifetime.