Thank you for your support! We raised 5,094,000 JPY through crowdfunding.

Due to popular demand, we will extend the exhibition of the works at the main entrance on the first floor of Sogetsu Kaikan until 2:00pm on Friday, December 18.

Thank you very much for your support to [Project to Encourage the Flower Industry/ Sogetsu Brightens up the World!], whose aim is to support the flower industry which has been seriously affected by the pandemic.

The successful crowdfunding raised 5,094,000 Japanese yen and Iemoto Akane Teshigahara will create a special installation with 5,000 glory lilies.

It will bring a sumptuous  celebratory ambience and send a message of encouragement to all who fight to keep up the community.

Please come to see this magnificent creation physically or on Sogetsu HP and SNS. We will post photos of the work and making videos.

Iemoto Akane Teshigahara's work
Material:Gloriosa "Southern Wind" from Misato, Kochi City, Kochi

It's illuminated at night!

From around 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the artworks will be illuminated. Please enjoy the fantastic sight that is different from the daytime.

The Ikebana Sogetsu School supports the activities of the MAKE IT BLUE JAPAN Executive Committee and lights up the stone garden in blue to express our gratitude to all those who are fighting on the front lines of medicine.

Event information

  • Period: December 11th (Fri.) – December 18th (Fri.), 2020
    *The works in Sogetsu Kaikan can be viewed until Wednesday, December 16.
    *Photos of the work and videos of the scenes of the creation will be shared. For details, please visit the Sogetsu website and social media.
    *From around 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the works are illuminated.
  • Venue:  Entrance Space , Sogetsu Kaikan
  • Address: 7-2-21, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Admission free
  • For inquiries: Overseas Affairs Department, Sogetsu Foundation

As further action of support, we are engaging with the following projects.

Related Projects

Time-lapse video of the production process

Video Streaming : a talk between flower growers and the Iemoto

The Iemoto will talk with the growers of glory lilies and communicate their faith in the power of flower.

Let's Create Christmas Ikebana!

During the installation period, please send the photo of your own Christmas Ikebana , buying flowers at your near florist, to
All photos sent will be posted on Sogetsu Instagram.


Message from Akane Teshigahara

Even a Single Flower Can Change Tomorrow

“Ikebana can send cheer  and  good spirits  to the people of the world and industrial sectors affected by the spread of the pandemic, one of them is the flower industry.”
Our crowdfunding campaign started with this message has received tremendous support from many people both at home and abroad. Thank you very much for all of your warm support.
The funds raised from your support will be used on the glory lilies to create an installation for display at the entrance of Sogetsu Kaikan. We will also share making videos of installation and the photos of  the  work to encourage  at flower industry workers as well as to bring to everyone the joy of living with flowers.

The COVID-19  epidemic  has caused the cancellation of many events, depriving people of  their previous freedom of movement, and social gatherings in order to stay safe .
Please have a flower close to you  when you feel isolated and worried . This will help heal our hearts, bring comfort to our lives, and  lend  support to the  struggling  flower industry.
Even a single flower can change our way of living, you personally and tomorrow—
My wish is that through this project, you will feel the spirit of flowers, which are there for you in especially difficult times.

Akane Teshigahara, Iemoto of Sogetsu School

Glory Lily

In this project, we will buy glory lilies as a floral material for the ikebana work.
The glory lily, with its blazing red color and distinctive flower shape, is popular throughout the country as an ornamental cut flower and one of Iemoto Teshigahara Akane’s favorite flowers.
The installation, which will use as many as 5,000 glory lilies, will  communicate energy and vitality.

Ikebana work by Iemoto Akane Teshigahara Materials: Pine, Glory lily Vessel: Glass vase Photo: Chukyo Ozawa
Note: This is not the work for this project.

Event information

Entrance of Sogetsu Kaikan
Period: December 11th (Fri.) - December 18th (Fri.), 2020
*December 12th (Sat.) and 13th (Sun.) will also be available for viewing.
7-2-21, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
For inquiries: Overseas Affairs Department, Sogetsu Foundation
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