2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
JAPAN HOUSE Sub-Gallery, Level 2
Kokedama, or ‘moss-balls,’ are Japanese moss arrangements that have been popular for centuries, belonging within the “no-pot” garden form known as ne-arai. Consisting of a moss-covered ball of peat and a single plant, the simple yet impactful appearance will spruce up any section of your home. Kokedama can thrive indoors with regular watering.
Award-winning florist Takeshi Nakamura will teach this class on basic kokedama techniques of mixing soil and binding the roots. All participants will create a single arrangement and will receive a small ceramic plate to take home.
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Born in 1963. Attended the Florist Training Institute in Tokyo. While in Japan, Mr. Nakamura won many awards for his work, including gold prizes in Japan Flower Network and the Nippon Flower Designers’ Association exhibitions. Before traveling to the United States in 1963 he also studied and received certification in the Ikenobo school of traditional flower arrangement. In 1989, he traveled to Holland to study under two-time world champion of floral design, Mr. Pitt Fandelberg. In 1990, he opened his first Angeluck flower shop in Melrose. Since then he works with many American and Japanese celebrity clients and others to realize their floral needs.