February 12, 2021

DOUBLE THE FUN with TWO CHIGIRI-E KITS! Camellia and Balloon Flowers

Written by Kumiko Toya

Japan has a long history of gardening, but the unique gardening culture blossomed during the political stability of the Edo Period (1603-1868). While many large strolling gardens with ponds, islands and artificial hills were built by nobles, tsubo-niwa (mini gardens) became popular among the urban population. Tsubo-niwa consisted of a few carefully arranged items such as stones, water basins, and plants. They have taken root in the townhouse gardens today. 

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Man looking at his Tsubo-niwa in Edo period (left) and a modern Tsubo-niwa (right)
Image courtesy of Niimi En 

Japanese people have loved having Camellia and Balloon Flowers in their tsubo-niwa. The beautiful colors and elegant shapes of these flowers were sure to be enjoyed by anyone who passed through!

2. Camellia + Balloon Flowers (Large) finish

With the deal of DOUBLE the FUN with TWO CHIGIRI-E KITS, you will get two Chigiri-e kits at 35% OFF!

$56 $37 SAVE 35%

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Camellia
Card Size: 4.0 x 5.9 inches
Level: Intermediate

The contrast between the bright green retained by the leaves even in winter and the big pink blooms is extremely beautiful. Enjoy the wonder of contrast!

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3. Balloon Flowers Large

Balloon Flowers (Large)
Board Size: 9.5 x 10.6 inches
Level: Beginner

Balloon flowers earned their name from their balloon-like buds as depicted in this Chigiri-e motif. They open to show lovely little star-shaped flowers in blueish purple color.

GO TO THE DEAL2. Camellia + Balloon Flowers (Large) contents

We only have a limited number of the items / the offer may end without notice

If you liked the artwork that you've seen above, head over to our Chigiri-e information page and learn more about the craft. If you are interested in learning this art form, we offer Chigiri-e courses that come with all the supplies you need to create beautiful works of art. We hope you enjoy this traditional Japanese art form and enjoy learning a new skill.

Contact us today if you have questions about our products.

We only have a limited number of the items / the offer may end without notice

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