Universal appeal of ikebana

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He goes out to speak for the young group to why, why it's better to learn ikebana, why? This is that kind of subject, speech. When you're going out from Japan, where you go, you're North America or south to Asia, if you know how to entertain with flower arrangement, nobody will say, I don't like flower, so, and the guest or something, you could speak and I could arrange the flower. Some place, you go to Europe, if you know the ikebana... they think Japanese knows ikebana, but lots of people doesn't these days. So it's better to learn how to arrange the flower.

Date: February 14, 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Interviewer: Peter Wakayama
Contributed by: Sedai, the Japanese Canadian Legacy Project, Japanese Canadian Cultural Center

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