Sumi-e, wedding kimonos and temari balls: Highlights of Japan Day at the Moscow Flower Show

Sumi-e, wedding kimonos and temari balls: Highlights of Japan Day at the Moscow Flower Show
The Moscow Flower Show’s Japan Day will feature sumi-e, wedding kimonos and temari balls.

The seventh day of the Moscow Flower Show at Muzeon Arts Park will be dedicated to Japan. On 5 July, masters at the famous Omotesenke school – one of the three main schools of Japan – will hold an authentic tea ceremony for the guests. Other entertainment will include masterclasses in sumi-e (painting on rice paper) and in making temari balls as well as a lecture on planting a Japanese garden.

The day’s highlights will also include a fashion show of wedding kimonos dedicated to Tanabata, a holiday the Japanese observe in early July. Visitors will learn about ironaosi and what antique wedding kimonos (kuro-furisode) and men’s formal kimonos (montsuki) look like.  

Schedule

11 am-11.30 am – the presentation Specifics of Making a Japanese Garden

11.30 am-noon – the presentation Japanese Garden: History and Modernity

Noon-12.30 pm – a demonstration of miniature Japanese gardens

1 pm-2 pm – Bonsai Art masterclass

2 pm-4 pm – Kimonozuki kimono fashion show;

4 pm-5 pm – a masterclass in sumi-e (painting on rice paper)

4 pm-5 pm – a tea ceremony by the Omotesenke school (upon preliminary registration)

5 pm-6 pm – a masterclass in making temari balls

6 pm-7 pm – a masterclass in ikebana

6 pm-7 pm – a tea ceremony by the Omotesenke school (upon preliminary registration);

7 pm-8 pm – Kiseki no Hana theatre studio will perform its concert programme Japanese National Dance

The Moscow Flower Show will end on 8 July.