Ikebana X Technology:

2020 Ikebana X Technolog Program

Japanese Flower Art Meets Mixed Reality

For the first time ever, we eyewitnessed a collaboration between technology and Ikebana, a Japanese art. This event took place on February 27, 2020 by invitation from Consul General of Japan in Seattle and sponsored by Ikebana International Seattle chapter. Headmaster Hiroki Ohara created a stage-wide landscape arrangement featuring topography of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Olympus in Washington state. Then Headmaster Ohara put on the Hololens 2 goggles which enabled the superimposition of the natural scenery. He painted designs around his Landscape Ikebana. The audience was amused to see the juxtaposition of Ikebana and cutting edge technology.

Arrangement made by Hiroki Ohara
Welcome Arrangement made by the Headmaster, Hiroki Ohara

On February 29, 2020 Headmaster Ohara gave a demonstration for the Northwestt Flower and Garden Show held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. He created three arrangements in Heika, Rimpa-cho, and Landscape Moribana styles.

Heika arrangement made by Hiroki Ohara
Heika arrangement made by the Headmaster
Headmaster is demonstrating a landscape arrangement
The Headmaster is giving a demonstration of thee landscape arrangement
Rimpa arrangement made by the Headmaster
Rimpa arrangement made by the Headmaster, Hiroki Ohara
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