Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flower arrangement with Hanamochi

How are you everyone? Suimeikan is a Japanese-style hotel, known as ryokan. Suimeikan has a Japanese garden with a pond, which you can see from the lounge. Ryokan usually have traditional-style guest rooms with tatami. Our room had a tokonoma, alcove where art or flowers are displayed, which typical tea rooms also have. Hanamochi was used in the flower arrangement in the tokonoma. Hanamochi is a special ornament for New Year, and a branch or branches decorated with small pieces of rice cakes (picture above). Have a grate day!

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