ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Ikebana and Zen Garden for Mindfulness

Online experience hosted by Alvise

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.

What you'll do

We will create a small world on a tray combining Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement, and Zen Garden philosophy!
Through Mindfulness practice, we will learn a more aware spatial comprehension and how to convey our inner universe into a very personal creation.

Installation Artist Sumire will teach you history and philosophy of Ikebana and Zen Garden ("karesansui"). Then, using the flowers and objects you have chosen, you will give life to your personal micro universe in a totally unlimited process.

Ikebana and Zen Garden represent the balance of the universe consisting of heaven, earth and people.
Only when the silence of the mind, concentration, and sensibility are in perfect harmony, we can completely express ourselves and create something surprising.

Use any objects around you and join us to discover together the deep world of Spatial Decoration!


The online workshop is divide into:

① Introduction
② Lecture on Ikebana and Zen Garden Origins
③ Lecture on Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one's attention to what is occurring in the “present moment”.
④ Ikebana Practice
⑤ Zen Garden Practice
We will create a small world on a tray combining Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement, and Zen Garden philosophy!
Through Mindfulness practice, we will learn a more aware spatial comprehension and how to convey our inner universe into a very personal creation.

Installation Artist Sumire will teach you history and philosophy of Ikebana and Zen Garden ("karesansui"). Then, using the flowers and objects you hav…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Alvise can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $53.

What to bring

  • Flowers 2~3 stalks
  • Branches and leaves 2~3
  • “Kenzan”: needle point holder using in flower arrangement (or a paper cup and cellophane tape instead)
  • Small plate, tea cup or mug (with a proper depth for the “kenzan”)
  • Florist scissors (or any other scissors instead)

Meet your Host, Alvise

Host on Airbnb since 2020
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In love with Japan since childhood, graduated in Japanese language and culture, I came to Tokyo from Venice to discover the essence of this fascinating country.

I belong to WActivity JAPAN workshop project where, with the help of our specialists and artists, we share the authenticity of Japanese culture and tradition.
“WA” 「和」 means “Japanese style”, but also “harmony” that is one of the core-concept of Japanese aesthetic.
Broadcasting from our studio in Tsukiji, Tokyo, our goal is to present a 360-degree experience program for all those who want to delve deeper Japanese culture and have fun.
In love with Japan since childhood, graduated in Japanese language and culture, I came to Tokyo from Venice to discover the essence of this fascinating country.

I belong to WActivity JAPAN workshop project where, with the help of our specialists and artists, we share the authenticity of Japanese culture and tradition.
“WA” 「和」 means “Japanese style”, but also “harmony” that is one of the core-concept of Japanese aesthetic.
Broadcasting from our studio in Tsukiji, Tokyo, our…
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 30 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.