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About me

My name is Hanako Motoya, I was born in Japan.
It was my mother's influence that first got me interested in flower arrangement and at the age of 19 I was attending the Yoyogi School of flower design.
After graduation, I worked as a florist, and a floral designer for an exhibition and display company, working with artificials trees, and flowers for art installed in hotels and restaurants.
Following this, I worked in a florist as a bridal co-ordinator, and as a freelancer.

I started learning IKEBANA under the Ohara School in Japan, at the age of 27. I have now archieved the level of "2nd degree Master".

Since my late 20s, I had longed to come to Britain and I finally came when I was 38 years old.

As part of the Ohara School of Ikebana's England chapter, I have designed and worked on exhibits for the RHS Hamptom Court Flower Show. In 2010 we achived a Bronze medal and in 2011 a Silver medal.

Other works and installacions: