HYPER JAPAN is the largest exhibition celebrating Japanese culture to be held in the UK. Organized by Cross Media Ltd., it was first held in London 2010. Centred on Japanese cuisine and popular culture such as gaming, manga, anime and music, the event introduces a wide range of Japanese culture, encompassing technology, fashion, traditional crafts.
Having undertaken the difficult decision to postpone the Festival due to the spread of COVID-19, HYPER JAPAN is providing exclusive online content straight from Japan, including webinars, entertainment and shopping.
Japanese Traditional "Shimenawa" wreath online workshop with Ritsuko Yamashita
Date: 5th December 2020, Saturday
Time: 10:30-12:30 (2 hours lesson,10 minutes break in between)
Online tool: ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)
To join the workshop please purchase before 17:00 on 29th November 2020
< Workshop plan >
Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.
1. Meet and Greet.
2. Introduction to “Shimenawa” and its history.
3. Introduction to “Mizuhiki” and its history.
5. Time for designing with Q&A
(10 minutes Break)
6. Decorating your wreath
Ritsuko‘s interest in flower arrangement started young, having watched her own mother’s ikebana flower arrangement since childhood.
She entered the “Ikenobo” school for ikebana in the year 1990 and received a teaching diploma in 1996. In 1997 she went on to learn Western style flower arrangement which brought her to London in 1999 to study under Jane Packer and later at the Kenneth Turner and McQueens flower school in 2000.
Since then, Ritsuko’s professional flower arrangements have been on display in restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques and exhibitions. She also arranges flowers professionally for weddings, shows and magazines. Ritsuko also enjoys teaching both adults and children Japanese Ikebana and European flower arrangement.