March of Bouquet by KAORUKO Corporation
[ Creative Flower Performance and Kimono Show for the Purpose of International Artistic and Cultural Exchange ]
"For the last seven years we have held a flower show twice a year in England and have opened a new workshop for Japanese flower arrangement. Furthermore we have continued to visit children’s hospices to brighten the day of the children and families staying there with flowers. The KAORUKO flower shows, which have already been held across the world, express Japanese traditional styles and Japanese modern art and culture by virtue of flowers. To represent the traditional style, we have chosen the kimono (the Japanese traditional dress) in partnership with YAMANO School group (headed by Jane YAMANO, granddaughter of Aiko YAMANO) and a Zen style flower arrangement by KAORUKO IKEBANA through the harmony of flowers in the bonsai fashion and Japanese instrumental music. The Japanese flower arrangement is accompanied by the melody of a Japanese song. Representing modern Japan, we use contemporary flower arrangements, ‘kawaii’ style kimonos accompanied by remixed Japanese funk music.
Lastly, in homage to the country hosting KAORUKO flower shows, we have created flowers displays as visual representations of Elgar’s 'The greeting of love' and Holst’s ‘Jupiter’, whilst their music plays in the background. After the show, we offer a real experience to the audience how to put on kimono and arrange flowers in the zen style. In all we do, we try to do our best to promote international cultural exchanges."