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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.
I am holding lessons there. Let's see how nature will influence our designs!


The bouquets

Bouquets with branches are not easy to tie, they need to be secured and fixed with special techniques, but they are very fulfilling.
It's my pleasure to teach them to you.


The schedule

9:00 gather at LAMP

9:30 twig collecting forest hike with licensed nature guides 

11:30 lunch at the ii office

12:30 VIHTA bouquet workshop 

16:00 going back to LAMP

photoshooting at the lake

17:00 end


place: LAMP

We collect twigs in the Nojiri forests together with a certified nature guide, then create a Vihta Bouquet in our hands right in front of the beautiful Lake Nojiri.

Vihta, these are the birch bushes used in Finnish saunas to activate the blood circulation. Our bouquets are similar in the sense that they are also made out of twigs, but they do activate our senses in a different way. They  please our eyes and decorate our rooms, they train our imagination and they give us new skills.

A professional photographer will take pictures of us and our designs right in front of the so beautiful lake Nojiri.

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The region is so peaceful, and offers many possibilities to spend precious time, therefore I leave hotel arrangements and added activities to the participants.

I will arrange for dinner time spent together for those, who wish to do so.




The location

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.

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If you have questions, please contact me:

See you in the forest!

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