Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2020 – Flowers are the gift from the universe and how much better can it get when you have an expert who can create immaculate art with this gift.
We are speaking about none other than Kariyazaki Shogo, an internationally acclaimed floral arrangement expert who has countless accomplishments and accolades in his resume.
At a young age, Kariyazaki Shogo was inspired by his parents who loved gardening and always found his interest in flowers that was ephemeral and changed according to seasons. This intense love towards flowers led him to further his interest in Ikebana flower arrangement.
Like calligraphy and Ukiyo, Ikebana is another art form that is closely associated with Japanese tradition, dating back to the 6th century.
In ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, blossoms, branches, leaves, and stems find new life as materials for artmaking. In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a vase, ikebana aims to bring out the inner qualities of flowers and other live materials and express emotion.
Leveraging on this beautiful art form, Kariyazaki has created numerous modern version of the arrangements, among which includes decorations during the welcoming ceremony of former US President Bill Clinton to Japan and adornments to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese emperor ascension to the throne.
Those who are eager to witness the beautiful artwork of Kariyazaki can now do so during his exclusive appearance at JAPAN EXPO MALAYSIA 2020 GOES VIRTUAL(JEMY2020 GOES VIRTUAL). Kariyazaki will be showcasing his beautiful masterpieces from which you can draw inspiration to decorate your living room, bedroom, or learn deeper about the Ikebana art and go about arranging flowers in a most creative way.
The annual event which promotes Japanese products and its rich tradition and culture will be held online for the first time this year. “We are very happy that Kariyazaki will be making his first appearance on JEMY 2020 GOES VIRTUAL. Audience will learn alot from Kariyazaki’s creations and his fusion of flowers, colors and vases. He has toured, conducted solo exhibitions around the world, and appeared in talk shows and even popular TV programmes appraising Ikebana art. Hence, this will definitely be an exciting virtual experience,” said Yupharet Eaktuparakal, the organizer of JEMY 2020 GOES VIRTUAL.
The magnanimous Kariyazaki is also a music lover and has performed alongside other musicians on stage. His work will continue to progress and his future seems to know no bounds. He wishes to inspire the world with the refreshing beauty of flowers and unlock creative paths in the Ikebana art form.
JEMY 2020 Goes Virtual at:-
YOUTUBE CHANNEL : JAPAN NAVI