In this page, we collect interesting facts, trivia and other bits & pieces of information that we think you may find useful or fascinating.
Caring for your ikebana clippers.
Why get an ikebana certificate?
The kanban and the gagoh.
Why use the black kenzan?
The resin kenzan.
How to appreciate ikebana (slideshow).
Getting the best tea.
What makes gyokuro special?
Cold brew green tea. It's easy to make!
Summer treat: Match Affogato-Style
Yummy green tea castella recipe.
@usedhalifax Natural binding material called "tabuko". Tabuko mixed w/ water forms paste. Then dried. From the tree "Machilus thunbergii".— the ikebana shop (@theikebanashop) December 7, 2013
@usedhalifax Natural binding material called "tabuko". Tabuko mixed w/ water forms paste. Then dried. From the tree "Machilus thunbergii".
I see cracks in my teacup. Is it damaged? Not always! Those may be kan-nyuu.
What are those pale pink spots? Gohonte!
Karako--the little children in pottery.
The Daruma doll: why does it come with no eyes?
Fukusa: elaborate covers.
Zen saying:『行雲流水』Kou-un Ryuu-sui "Clouds move. Water flows."
Hariko No Tora: papier-mâché tigers.
The Halifax-Hakodate Friendship azalea.
Japanese Proverb: "Too much is just the same as too little."
What is a fat quarter?
What is a suikinkutsu (水琴窟)?