Wants & Needs

Flight of fancy

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

A fragrant bunch

Being the son of an ikebana (flower arrangement) artist, Takashi Kimura grew up surrounded by flowers. And although he studied business management at university, his interest in art and affinity for flowers eventually drew him towards his mother's trade.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

All In A Day's Work: A fresh perspective

Masao Mizukami - senior adviser at Masao Flower Design - sees flower arranging as similar to painting and sculpting, and he teaches the skill with an environmental twist

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Art to bloom at exhibition

More than 100 pieces of flower arrangements, including ikebana, will be showcased at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum in November.

The Japan-Hong Kong Flower Art will have new attractions, such as ikebana and a tea ceremony, that will enhance the event's appeal among culture lovers.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Greenery on display

DID you know that waste paper, pieces of plastic, empty cans and even soft-drink bottles are now being used in floral design? And very effectively, too, as visitors will see at the Green Hong Kong Carnival which starts today at the Piazza and Arcade of Kowloon Park.

24 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Colourful theme for anniversary lunch

COLOUR and artistry was the theme at the lunch held by the Hong Kong chapter of Ikebana International to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

Much interest was generated by a display of member's handiwork in the Island Shangri-La ballroom.

Among those present was Lucille Evans, one of the eight founding members of the Hong Kong chapter.

31 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Floral art expert makes herself heard

WE were always under the impression that ikebana, the dainty Japanese art of floral arrangement best described as beauty in simplicity, was essentially a pastime undertaken by Japanese women in Hong Kong.

27 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Tips on lucky plants

STUDENT artists will visualise nature's palette in their own way, and specialists will teach flower arrangements and tell visitors about plants that symbolise fortune at the Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park.

The 11-day show will be opened today by Lavender Patten, the Governor's wife.

17 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Artist colours a living canvas

THE apartment in the Mid-Levels was a garden, wrapped in a wonderful profusion of flowers and arrangements, large and small.

Among them was an S-shaped arrangement of roses sporting a dolphin that was prepared especially for me by Ms Barbara Wei.

17 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Treat in store for ikebana enthusiasts

IKEBANA enthusiasts should note March 21 in their diaries.

The flower show will feature a demonstration of ikebana by one of Japan's greatest living masters of the art, Mrs Senso Onaka.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, is one of the best known expressions of floral art and a great advocate for Japan around the world.

19 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

An opportunity to scent meaning of success

THE Hongkong Flower Show will be in full bloom today when the Governor's wife, Mrs Lavender Patten, officially opens the 10-day event at the Sha Tin Town Hall.

It will be open to the public today from 2 pm to 9 pm.

19 Mar 1993 - 12:00am