Sogetsu and Akane Teshigahara


Message from Akane Teshigahara

There is now heavier snowfall than usual all over Japan
but to compensate, the sunshine is getting stronger
day by day and makes us realize that
spring is steadily getting closer.

Lovely early-spring plants are also starting to appear
in ikebana classes.
The best part of ikebana is that we can greet each season
earlier than anywhere else.

Once we take a new spring flower in our hands,
it makes us feel mentally and physically lighter.
To overcome this harsh cold
take a reviving breath of spring from a flower.


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