“Usually, I have a large basket in the entrance hall and enjoy arrangements with silver glasses, persimmon branches and other mountain flowers and fruits. I also like crafting and sometimes enjoy making akebia vine wreaths. Most of the people here enjoy the arrangement in the same way, I think. It’s more fun to decorate agricultural products than flowers you bought, isn’t it?
The theme of the arrangement today is the new year holidays. I used a pole for Koinobori carp-shaped streamers, and I wrap it with straw matting to make it look like a dog with long ears. It’s the year of the dog in the Chinese astrological calendar, you see. The eyes are Chinese lemons and the month is Manganji green pepper. I also made a rope on my own to give my dog a collar. Then the dog is surrounded by a lot of vegetables from last autumn. This way, I wanted to make the arrangement a cheerful and happy one for the new year.”
＜Container＞ A straw matting, a Shimenawa rice straw rope, baskets, and a wooden measure
＜Materials＞ Japanese radish, Chinese lemons, spaghetti squashes, butternut squashes, etc.