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Flower designer's pickled lotus root business blooms - Kyodo News PlusWednesday, April 03, 2019
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Master instructor shows art of flower arranging - Budapest TimesTuesday, March 19, 2019
International and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her diverse experiences outside Japan stretch from Bolivia to Saudi Arabia, Papua New Guinea to India.
She runs classes such as "Teaching Ikebana in English" and "International Class for Non-Japanese-speaking People". She conducts special workshops for teachers at the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo and teaches students at her atelier in Meguro, Tokyo.
Ms Fukushima is a member of the Sogetsu Teachers Association, a director of the Sogetsu Foundation and a member of the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter and Nihon Ikebana Geijutsu Kyokai.
Born in Tokyo soon after the end of World War II, Ms Fukushima was the sheltered only child of older parents. She was 14 when she began her Sogetsu ikebana lessons. With the joy of young life, she happily embraced the school’s nonconformist outlook, introduced by its founder, Sofu Teshigahara. At 19 she received her first teaching diploma, "not unusually young if you are interested and keep studying," she says.
Her parents wanted her, as she graduated from the Foreign Language Department of the University of the Sacred Heart in Japan, to stay at home and prepare for marriage. She wanted to work. Putting together her love of flower arranging and her fluency in English, she began to make her way to an outstanding career.
She found an opening to teach non-Japanese students at the famed Goto florist shop in the Tokyo district of Roppongi. She began her own class there. Until then, her only experience was in assisting. "I had no idea how to ask people to come to my class," she says. However, the place was right, the time was right, and she was doing what interested her and associating with the congenial people she sought.
A dozen years later the Japan Foundation chose her to go on a lecture-demonstration tour of six South American countries and three Asian countries.
From her present pinnacle, Ms Fukushima says she was not sufficiently well prepared then to give demonstrations with different materials in unfamiliar surroundin... https://www.budapesttimes.hu/2019/02/19/master-instructor-shows-art-flower-arranging
Here are the newest businesses to open in San Diego - HoodlineTuesday, May 21, 2019
Divine FlowersPhoto: Divine Flowers/YelpHead over to 3095 Clairemont Drive in Bay Park and you'll find Divine Flowers, a new florist. The flower shop offers a wide selection of floral arrangements and flower boxes.Local H2OPhoto: Local H20/YelpNow open at 1380 Garnet Ave. in Pacific Beach is Local H2O, a water store. According to the website, the business transforms water into mineral-infused Alkaline water that is 99.9 percent free of toxic contaminants through a reverse osmosis system. Livkraft Performance WellnessPhoto: Livkraft Performance Wellness/YelpNow open at 7710 Fay Ave. in the La Jolla is Livkraft Performance Wellness, a sauna, float spa and cryotherapy spot. The business provides luxury performance wellness in a spa environment, offering services such as whole body and local cryotherapy, infrared sauna, float therapy and Normatec compression. Shawarma GuysPhoto: Omar D./YelpStroll past 3012 Grape St. in South Park and you'll find Shawarma Guys, a food truck and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spot. So far, it's been a popular addition, with Yelpers awarding it five stars out of 122 reviews. It offers authentic Mediterranean food such as Wagyu beef shawarma, falafel, chicken cream chop and chicken shawarma in a plat... https://hoodline.com/2019/04/here-are-the-newest-businesses-to-open-in-san-diego
The 5 best florists in Charlotte - HoodlineTuesday, May 21, 2019
Wondering where to find the best florists near you?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're in the market for florists. [embedded content] 1. Flowers PlusPhoto: flowers plus/YelpTopping the list is Flowers Plus. Located at 301 S. Tryon St., Suite #50, in Uptown Charlotte, the florist and floral designer spot is the highest rated florist in Charlotte, boasting 4.5 stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp.2. NectarPhoto: nectar/YelpNext up is Nectar, situated at 910 Pecan Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 37 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite.3. Starclaire House Of FlowersPhoto: starclaire house of flowers/YelpStarclaire House Of Flowers, located at 1421 Emerywood Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews.4. Midwood Flower ShopPhoto: midwood flower shop/YelpMidwood Flower Shop, a florist and gift shop... https://hoodline.com/2019/04/the-5-best-florists-in-charlotte
A Budding Romance: 'Art in Bloom' Brings Flowers to the MFA | Arts - Harvard CrimsonTuesday, May 21, 2019
Art in Bloom also featured a marketplace with local vendors and a special cafe. On Saturday and Sunday, Metropolitan Museum of Art florist Remco van Vliet offered sold-out workshops and a demonstration on floral design. Advertisement On the rainy Friday before the formal programming began, however, museum patrons crowded the MFA just to see the flowers. They saw big designs and small designs; designs that matched their subject’s color and designs that matched its shape; designs with common bouquet flowers and designs with rare or far-reaching flora. A Claude Monet portrait of his wife was paired with leafy fronds that mimicked the arc of her skirt. A glass piece titled “Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism” was coupled with translucent white flowers that repeated in a mirror-like pattern.Next to a Pierre-Auguste Renoir portrait matched with a tangle of roses and vines, two long-time museum patrons said that they appreciated the museum’s care in combining flora with oil paintings or woodwork.“They always take you into all kinds of different galleries, so you see things you might not have seen before,” MFA member Sally Collier said. “It’s a lovely thing to do on a gloomy April day.”Her friend Chris Creelman agreed. “This is maybe our second or third year where we’ve met,” she said. “We live on opposite sides of the city and we meet here, so it’s a friendship thing as well.”Page said that the engagement with artwork that Collier and Creelman mentioned is exactly what she wants from Art in Bloom.“It was started kind of as an effort to increase attendance at the museum, and to get people into areas of the museum that they would not normally have gotten into,” she added. “So we always try to place these arrangements or choose these objects in all parts of the museum.”Just as Page finished speaking, a tour group walked by, speaking animatedly about a set of red floral arrangements in th... https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/5/10/art-in-bloom-2019/
BBB receives more complaints about florists than airlines, car dealers - Edmonton SunTuesday, May 21, 2019
The Better Business Bureau received more complaints about retail florists in 2018 than it did about airlines, car dealers or home contractors. The Better Business Bureau received more complaints about retail florists in 2018 than it did about airlines, car dealers or home contractors.Flower sellers were the target of close to 150 complaints registered with the BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay last year, while airlines were the subject of 135 complaints. The BBB received 84 complaints about new car dealers.“So many things can go wrong with florists, especially in busy periods such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day,” Mary O’Sullivan-Andersen, president and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, said in a news release.The Better Business Bureau — which aims to promote trust in the marketplace by educating consumers and businesses, offering a business accreditation program, tracking scams and providing a forum for customer reviews — accepts consumer complaints as long as they are related to the products or services a bu... https://edmontonsun.com/business/local-business/florists-top-list-for-customer-complaints-in-southern-alberta-better-business-bureau/wcm/fdfb63d7-533b-42c1-8018-50a14f5926dd
'So many things can go wrong': Florists top list of complaints made to BBB - Calgary HeraldTuesday, May 21, 2019
The Better Business Bureau received more complaints about retail florists in 2018 than it did about airlines, car dealers or home contractors. Bunches of roses on display in this file photo taken in London. DHF/ZDS / WENN The Better Business Bureau received more complaints about retail florists in 2018 than it did about airlines, car dealers or home contractors.Flower sellers were the target of close to 150 complaints registered with the BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay last year, while airlines were the subject of 135 complaints. The BBB received 84 complaints about new car dealers.“So many things can go wrong with florists, especially in busy periods such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day,” Mary O’Sullivan-Andersen, president and CEO of BBB Serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenay, said in a news release.The Better Business Bureau — which aims to promote trust in the marketplace by educating consumers and businesses, offering a business accredita... https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/florists-top-list-for-customer-complaints-in-southern-alberta-better-business-bureau