Ikebana ArtistRyota Hagiwara［ Kaizen ]
After graduating from a vocational school, he worked as an assistant to the director of a fashion show and went on a wandering trip to Australia for a year. After returning to Japan, he worked as a lecturer in the fashion department at his alma mater, and presided over the atelier “Story” where he gathered friends to create handmade items. After that, he became fascinated with the world of flower arrangement and decided to become a flower arranger under the tutelage of Reiko Takenaka of the Sogetsu School.
Before turning 30, he packed his scissors in a backpack and traveled around the world to India, Iran, Morocco, and Europe.
After 6 years of training, he became a master of the Sogetsu School and started his career as a flower arranger in 2016. He started his career as a flower arrangement artist in 2016, and is currently active mainly in Tokyo with his powerful works full of life force and dynamic live performances.