Leisure Creative

We welcome back Azumi from Azumi Floristry. Last term Azumi took us through the ancient Japanese floral art form of Ikebana. A technique that has developed over 7 centuries. In this session Azumi will take you through the art of Kokedama or Japanese Moss Balls.

Kokedama is the Japanese art of creating ‘living designs’ made to replicate formations found in nature and is tied into the practice of bonsai. Kokedama literally translates from “koke” meaning moss and “dama” meaning ball where a moss ball is the focal and supporting point for a sculpted tree or plant. The moss ball is fixed to a platform or suspended from string with the plant growing out from the sphere. Kokedama is the practice of taking the root ball of a plant and suspending it in a mud ball, which is then coated with soft green moss. It is a living planter as well as a distinctive display piece. This moss ball has experienced a resurgence as a modern art form useful for uniquely presented plants and flowers.

Azumi will demonstrate how to make Kokedama using a style of bonsai. This is a hands-on workshop where you get to make your own composition and take home your beautiful moss ball. All materials provided including plant and moss and includes complimentary bubbles and cheese.

For more on Azumi and the technique of Kokedama click here

Please note: When purchasing a ticket for this event, annual membership is not required but if you would like to become a member and help support our Centre please click here to fill out a membership form. Annual membership is only $15 and provides various free and discounted events.



23/02/2020 10:00 am
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    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What to bring

Comfortable clothing

What you get

All plants, pots, other materials and tools.

Ticket Options

You must be an annual member to participate in ongoing term classes at the Neighbourhood Centre.
Membership is optional for workshops. Please sign up for membership here if you would like to become a member.

Event Location


157 Union Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria, 3127, Australia

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