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.
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.