I started taking Ohara-ryu Ikebana lesson when I was 14 years old. I have learned Ikebana as a mandated subject for a Japanese school girl . (I remember, I used to skip classes sometime, I thought there were many other fun things to do when I was young) Now that I am XX years old, I am so thankful for my mother who gave me the opportunity to learn how to appreciate nature and enjoy my life. Ikebana really fulfills my life everyday. I love creation of Ikebanas harmonize western life style. My mission is to share the beauty of Japanese Ikebana and design to everybody !!!