【News】Our No no Ikebana: “Use whole vegetable for dynamic expression” says Takako Hashimoto from Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture(Apr. 7, 2017)


Long-awaited Spring

Long-awaited Spring

私たちの農の生け花カットTakako Hashimoto, a 62-year-old No no Ikebana artist from Koriyama city, Fukushima Prefecture, talks about how thoroughly she enjoys No no Ikebana.

“I use whole vegetables from stems to leaves to make my arrangements lively and energetic. Take sweet potatoes for example. By using leaves and vines which are turning yellow, I can describe how they grow in the field.”

Hashimoto (center) and four other members of the female group of JA Fukushima Sakura Koriyama Region) formed a No no Ikebana group seven years ago.

Hashimoto (center) and four other members of the female group of JA Fukushima Sakura Koriyama Region) formed a No no Ikebana group seven years ago.

“I also enjoy working with friends. This is the arrangement for the general meeting of the female group of an agricultural cooperative of Sakura Koriyama region in Fukushima Prefecture (JA Fukushima Sakura Koriyama Region) and I made it with the members of the female group. The main character is a cabbage with leaves which grew like a flower of Paeonia and sprouted onions are used as they look like buds.

<Container and tool> ittomasu (wooden bucket to measure rice) and small bamboo blind

<Vegetables and plants> cabbage, onions, turnips, cherry blossoms, Japanese quince, camellia, pussy willows and sweat pea

 

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