Tuesday 21 November 2023

Hanadayori 2023 (Part 2) - Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibtion 花信:今、世...

Hanadayori Part 1&2 Launched. 

Following is our thank you letter to the Hanadayori Artists:
Dear Hanadayori Artist,

We are delighted to announce the launch of Hanadayori 2023 Part 2. You can explore the captivating creations at [https://www.ikebanafestival.com/hanadayori-2023/hanadayori-2023-part-1-2-launched].

We extend our sincere gratitude for your valuable contribution, to showcasing ikebana's profound beauty and power to a wider audience. Your patience during the postponements is truly appreciated.

As we unveil Hanadayori 2023 Part 1 & 2, we are deeply moved by ikebana artists' genuine and respectful expressions towards viewers and those who made special requests. Our aspiration for Hanadayori was to foster a meaningful, even spiritual connection between artists and viewers, and we are thrilled to see this vision come to life in Hanadayori 2023. The project underscores that ikebana's essence lies in developing the skill to quietly speak to the soul of others through meditation on nature.

Looking ahead, we are actively working on the launch of the Hanadayori 2023 photobook. A sneak peek of the front cover is attached. We anticipate commencing the photobook sale by the end of 2023. While we aim to include all the remarkable works received, the final selection may be influenced by the quality of the photos.

Proceeds from the photobook sales will be allocated towards production costs, and any surplus (though unlikely) will contribute to the ongoing expenses of the Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival.

Once again, we sincerely thank you for your cooperation in making this project an integral part of the Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. We look forward to your participation in Hanadayori 2025 and our exhibition at the festival in September 2024.

Special appreciation goes to our dedicated volunteer team and the generous support from our major sponsor, Metascent. They have crafted the Hanadayori collection, a new set of perfumes, appreciating the spirit and significance of our Hanadayori project.

Thank you for being a crucial part of the Hanadayori journey.

Warm regards,


おかげさまで以下のようにHanadayori 2023 Part 2を公開することができましたのでお知らせいたします。



Hanadayori 2023 Part 12を拝見し、いけばなアーティストの皆さまが鑑賞者、特にリクエストをされた方々に対し、真摯で敬意に満ちた態度で対応されていることに感銘を受けました。Hanadayoriプロジェクトがアーティストと鑑賞者との間により深い、ひいては精神的なつながりをも生み出せることを願っていましたが、この願いが叶えられたことを嬉しく思います。Hanadayori 2023は、いけばなのひとつの目標が、自然を瞑想することを通じ、他者の魂に静かに語りかけるスキルを育てることであることを明確に示しています。

現在、Hanadayori 2023の写真集の発売に向けて取り組んでいます。添付のように井口氏の作品を用いた表紙を予定しています。写真集の売上げから得た収益は、写真集の制作コストに充てられます。もし売上げが制作コストを上回る場合(それは考えにくいですが)、余剰分は和·メルボルン生け花フェスティバルの運営費用に充てさせていただきますのでご了承願います。

和·メルボルン生け花フェスティバルの重要な一環であるこのプロジェクトへのご協力に再度感謝申し上げます。Hanadayori 2025へのご参加、さらに、20249月のフェスティバルでの華展へのご参加もぜひご検討ください。


Best Regards

Shoan Lo & Shoso Shimbo, PhD
Curators, Hanadayori 2023

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