I am convinced, that being in nature will change our designs.
One of my favorite places in Japan is the Lake Nojiri. I spend my summers there, when its too hot in Kanagawa at the ocean side. Situated in Nagano, the region has a climate similar to my native South Germany. The forests are a bliss to walk in, the lake so wonderful to swim in.
This year, I want to give a lesson there! Let's see how nature will influence our designs!
Bouquets with branches are especially difficult to tie, they need to be secured and fixed with special techniques.
It's my pleasure to teach them to you.
1. Day / Wednesday
16:30 ~ 17:30
Twig cutting TOUR
We will cut twigs and leaves together with our guide in the Nojiri forests.
2.Day / Thursday
10:00 ~ 17:00
FOREST FLOWER LESSON
Handtied bouquet out of twigs and leaves
Forest Hoop, a wall decoration right out of the woods.
We will learn how to tie these wide and big bouquets, while having a view onto the lake.
Macrobiotic lunch can be ordered.
Place: ii office / LAMP
3. Day / Friday
8:00 ~ 12:00
A professional photographer will take pictures of our bouquets and us under the beautiful Afan trees.
place: Afan Horse Lodge
The region is so peaceful, and offers many possibilities to spend precious time, therefore I leave hotel arrangements and added activities to the participants, but I will arrange for dinner time spent together for those, who wish to do so.
Also: You are welcome to choose the parts you want to take. It is fine to take the lesson only, I will provide enough material.
Most important to me is your freedom of choice.
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The Nojiri Lake is situated in the north of Nagano. From Tokyo, the train takes 2 hours to Nagano City, from there a local train goes to Kurohime in 30 minutes.
To come by car is recommended, but each spot is reachable by taxi also.