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KANKA

KANKA
Field:
Preserved & Artificial flower Artist
Location:
Kita-ku, Osaka

The "place "which the heart moves is made by the power of a flower.

Flowers contain a dedicated power. Fully accept others feelings, and show ones own feelings well. For example, those decorative flowers are expressing someone's feelings of 'Thank you for coming'. Flowers can also be used to express feelings such as 'Let's try hard together!' The power of flowers can help touch people and help bring hearts together. This is called 'KANKA' (Feeling Flowers) when flowers are used this way.


"A meeting place", "A place of thankfulness", "A place of celebration"... there are many different 'places', or situations where words and feelings can be expressed by flowers. And flowers can be arranged in a certain way to express certain things, your soul can be poured into a flower arrangement. We are confident that he flower arrangements of 'KANKA', or 'Flowers with Feelings', will be able to move people's hearts in the situation you desire.

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The Japanese-style preserved flowers are expanding into the world overseas

Preserved flowers originated in Europe. We aim to introduce to the world our own Japanese-inspired preserved flowers which help show 'Cool, Modern Japan'.


KANKA was established in 2011. Our history is still only young, but we have collaborated with companies with various lengths of history. Among them, the Japanese hand towel we set with flowers is from 'Eirakuya', a store with a distinguished reputation for over 400 years., Kikusumi(charcoal) of Ikeda indispensable to the tea ceremony,and dishes of the Aritaware of KIHARA kiln origin and a craftsman continue a new challenge keeping tradition. .By sending traditional handicrafts of Japan and the preserved flower of our company to you together,we have the mission of telling its attractiveness to our customer.


The flowers appear to take the leading role as they snuggle up and promote the real leading role.It's great that Japanese arrangements also help to show the world Japanese traditions.

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Mieri Yamashita

Supervising designer
Mieri Yamashita

Studied abroad in the UK after being inspired by Jane Parker. Gained a diploma (L’art Floral Decoration) in Franc after studying the likes of Jane Parker and Ercole Moroni. Then, went on to study preserved flowers at Chelsea Flowers, eventually gaining the qualification from the Japan Preserved Flower Association (JPFA).


Since bringing together the designers at KANKA in 2011, they have opened stores in Takashimaya in Kyoto, at the Kintetsu Department Store in Abeno Harukas, and Daimaru in Kobe. They have also been featured in newspapers. Also gained the top price at a Japanese Preserved Flower Contest. The work was published in a specialty magazine. Selling items in a department store whilst also giving lessons to large incorporation. They also participate in events such as foreign car press release shows, food exhibitions and booths supporting the Tohoku region of Japan via flower displays. They have also produced collaborative items with 'Eirakuya', Italian chocolate, and French jam.


Interested in traditional Japanese culture from an early age, they gained a teachers certificate in 'Higashi Beryu Tea Ceremony', and also became an accredited master of 'Yamamura-ryu' Japanese dance. I want to create items which promote the goodness of both Japan and the West.

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