Ritsuko‘s interest in flower arrangement started young, having watched her own mother’s ikebana flower arrangement since childhood.
She entered the “Ikenobo” school for ikebana in the year 1990 and received a teaching diploma in 1996. In 1997 she went on to learn Western style flower arrangement which brought her to London in 1999 to study under Jane Packer and later at the Kenneth Turner and McQueens flower school in 2000.
Since then, Ritsuko’s professional flower arrangements have been on display in restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques and exhibitions. She also arranges flowers professionally for weddings, shows and magazines. Ritsuko also enjoys teaching both adults and children Japanese Ikebana and European flower arrangement.
Join Ritsuko to make a traditional Japanese new year decoration influenced wreath using “Shimenawa” & “Mizuhiki” imported directly from Japan to decorate your home during this year’s festive season
“Shimenawa” are typically seen at Shrines in Japan and are most popularly used as a home decoration during the festive new year season to welcome gods who bring happiness and luck for the new year. “Mizuhiki” is traditionally and very commonly used in present day as a decorative ornament for ceremonial stationary, accessories, or whatever you can dream up.
Ritsuko has carefully chosen materials to make a beautiful Japanese influenced wreath to decorate your home during this year’s Christmas and New Year holiday, which are included in the ticket price.
Date: 5 December 2020, Saturday
Ticket Price: £40 – including materials and shipping within the mainland UK
Online tool: ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)
Precautions: Over 15 years old
Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 29 November 2020, Sunday.