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KENT FLORIST : Intro



Ikebana (Japanese style flower arrangement)

The classes are scheduled Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 11:30am, at Kent Florist in Paddington Brisbane, $60 (flowers and a vase are provided.)

Please make your reservation at least 3 days beforehand.
07-3368-2609


 
Intro Kent Florist is located in Paddington Brisbane, managed by Mikiko Inoue, who has worked as a florist and wedding planner in Japan, Canada and Bermuda for over 18 years. Her experience in both traditional and Ikebana floristry has seen her work in many fields, including commercial; on-set arrangements for film; executive and government functions. Some of her previous clients include Robert.L.Johnson and Alicia Keys.

Artist Profile

Mikiko Inoue

I was born in Nagasaki and raised in Osaka in Japan.

Apr 2011 - Kent Florist Brisbane Australia

Jan 2003 - Mar 2011: Demco Florist, Bermuda
Florist, flower arrangement and general running of business. Wedding consultant.

May 1997 - Mar 2002: C.C.Flower, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
Self employed florist. Flower arrangement and general running of business. Wedding consultant. Managed my own school of flower arrangement, including ikebana.

In 2001, I was officially commended by the Osaka Government for teaching senior citizens flower arranging over many years.

June 1993 - July 1997: Biko Ltd, Osaka, Japan
Technical support for artificial flower company located in China. Merchandise imported through Hong Kong, where I travelled frequently to provide and advise on product. Design of floral decoration for sales in Japan.

Apr 1990 - May 1993: Tanabe Pharmaceutical company, Osaka, Japan
Administrative Assistant, Sales Department. Production of sales reports and forecasts. Arranged and co-ordinated exhibitions and receptions. Translated Japanese/English contracts.

Education

Apr 1986 -  Mar 1990: Shoin Women's University , Higashinadaku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Attained Bachelor of Art in English and American Literature

In 1988, my thesis about Jawaharlal Nehru was awarded a prize from the Japan / India Association.

Qualifications

1990 Librarian Certificate
1990 Bachelor of art in English and American Literature
1993 Floral designer Certificate
2011 Gojuryu Karate Shodan (Black Belt)
2011 CPR, First Aid, AED

Other

I have played the Koto on stage in the U.S.A., Canada and Bermuda. In Canada and Bermuda, I lectured audiences on Japanese culture and introduced the Koto, Ikebana, tea ceremony, calligraphy, Origami and Karate.

Oct19th 2013, I was honored to be on TEDxBermuda stage to interpret the speech of 'The Last Ninja' Mr.Jinichi Kawakami and to play Koto.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBzv4DTiOY4

 

 

 

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