Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement. It has strong links with the world of Zen meditation and reflects the respect for nature and man's place within the natural world which is integral to Japanese culture. Shoso Shimbo is a highly skilled ikebana artist with the status of shihan (teacher) in the Sogetsu School. He has a degree in Oriental Philosophy from Waseda University, Tokyo and a Masters Degree in Japanese Studies (religion) from Monash University. He is currently a Ph.D. student and is completing a thesis on Japanese language learning. His talents are available to your organization in the following ways: Regular arrangements: Create a beautiful environment for your staff and impress guests with an arrangement which will be updated weekly or on request by Mr Shimbo.

Special occasion arrangements:
Make a statement at your promotions and other special occasions with one or more stunning arrangements. Lessons: Ikebana is a creative art with a contemplative aspect. Practice of this art reduces stress, prevents burnout and increases the ability to find creative solutions to problems.

Weekly lessons will refresh and invigorate your staff and give them a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and thought.

Staff development seminars:
Unleash your staff s creativity and enhance their team working skills. Allocate an hour of your staff development seminar to having staff work together in pairs or small groups to design and create an arrangement based on the guidelines given by Mr Shimbo.

Groups will then present and talk about their creations to the group.

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