Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 7 and 8 September

Sunday 29 December 2019

Saturday 28 December 2019

Thursday 12 December 2019

Shoso at International Conference, Tokyo

24 - 27 May 2020: Shoso Shimbo will present a paper, "Nature in Ikebana: Beyond sustainability" at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo.

Monday 9 December 2019

Ikebana Dinner Show

Watch elegant ikebana creations by artists Shoso Shimbo and Shoan Lo unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a three course meal at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants. Canapes on arrival and drinks are included. This is the first event of Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2020.

Image: Shoso Shimbo, Container: mbug

When: 7pm - 10pm, Saturday 12 September 2020
Where: Quaff Restaurant, 436 Toorak Rd, Toorak, Melbourne
Booking: Opening soon. Programs 2020.

Menu - indicative menu. Final menu will be announced in May 2020.


lemon salt & pepper calamari 
mizuna, spanish onion, sriracha aioli

master stock braised pork belly
nuoc nam, green mango salad, pickled chilli 

seared sumac tuna
wasabi fish roe, pickled daikon, soy ginger dressing

salad of watermelon, papaya and grapes
fresh ricotta, walnuts, sherry dressing



pan fried fish fillet
beetroot puree, fennel and herb salad, hazelnut oil

oven roasted lamb rump
baby tomato, yellow string beans, basil jus
toasted moroccan spices

chargrilled eye fillet steak 
cauliflower mash, watercress and radish salad, red wine jus

leek, spinach and fetta risotto

side salads included



vanilla panna cotta 
sugar glazed peach, granola crumb, peach syrup

warm banana and walnut brownie
raspberry coulis

individual pavlova
fresh strawberry and passionfruit 
hazelnut crumb

Optional menu extras:

Canapés on arrival bruschetta, salmon blinis, arancini

Monday 2 December 2019