Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 7 and 8 September

Thursday 30 March 2023

Perfumes for Ikebana Festival

Hanadayori is a Japanese word that means that the flowers you have been waiting for have bloomed. Hanadayori: Ikebana by Request 2023 will be launched on our website in June as part of the Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. It is a photographic collection of personal arrangements made by Ikebana masters and practitioners around the world in response to specific requests.

To celebrate the launch of Hanadayori 2023, Metascent has created a new suite of perfumes, the Hanadayori Collection. The collection includes three types of perfume, which have been newly developed using the Japanese plant essences of sakura, yuzu and hinoki. The Hanadayori Collection is a celebration of nature by Metascent.

You can pre order the Hanadayori Collection from now to June 2023. Your purchase will support the Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival, which will be held on 7 & 8 September 2024.

Friday 17 March 2023

Saturday 11 March 2023

Tuesday 7 March 2023

New Publication - What is Ikebana ? (2)

What is Ikebana? (2): Selected passages from “Hana ni ikiru hitotati e (Messages for those who live for flower)” by Yamane Suido (1967).
2023 International Journal of Ikebana Studies, 10, 29-30.

What is Ikebana? (1)
2022 International Journal of Ikebana Studies, 9, 76-78. 

Monday 6 March 2023

New Publication - About Ikenobo Senno Kuden

Seeing the Invisible: Applying Discourse Analysis to the Introduction of Senno Kuden


Senno Kuden (16th century) historically presents the most influential definition of ikebana, which includes both ontological and epistemological concerns in representation. Although the former contributed to the development of the common definition of ikebana as a symbolic representation of nature or the universe, the latter has been largely ignored. This study points out that the latter has not only significant meanings in understanding Senno’s teaching on ikebana, but also a strong connection with the traditional Japanese aesthetics that values contemplative awareness of the transiency of beings.

Author Information
Shoso Shimbo, International Society of Ikebana Research, Australia

Paper Information
Conference: KAMC2022
Stream: Aesthetics and Design

This paper is part of the KAMC2022 Conference Proceedings (View) 
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To cite this article:
Shimbo S. (2022) Seeing the Invisible: Applying Discourse Analysis to the Introduction of Senno Kuden ISSN: 2436-0503 – The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2022: Official Conference Proceedings
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