Art & Design

Kokedama workshop – Create a moss ball plant

28 April 2017, London

The art of kokedama draws on techniques from bonsai and tray landscapes to create a striking display. Literally meaning ‘moss ball’, the kokedama plant has its roots wrapped in a ball of soil and moss from where the bonsai or small houseplant emerges creating beautiful silhouettes and natural artistic compositions.


In this kokedama workshop, participants will learn how to create their own moss ball plant which they can take home afterwards. Indoor plant care guidelines will also be explained. All supplies (plant, moss and soil and decorative materials such as the display tray or string hanger) are included.


This workshop will be led by Stefan Thomas from Tranquil Plants who will give a presentation on Japanese kokedama and provide step-by-step guidance to create the moss ball plant. Inspired by botanical decoration, Stefan specialises in bonsai and kokedama and has a personal passion for the intriguing history and horticultural allure of this type of planting.


When booking, please specify whether you wish to use a bonsai (£30) or a palm (£25) in your kokedama. Light refreshments will be provided.


Admission: £25 -30 per head
Members of the Japan Society and their guests only


Booking deadline: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Places are limited and early booking is recommended


To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email or submit the online booking form.

28 April 2017, 3.30pm to 4.30pm or 6.00 to 7.30pm

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 / 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

Tel: 020 3075 1996


The Japan Society