After studying for a degree in stage design, including display and fashion design, at university in Tokyo, I have worked as a florist in Tokyo and London for 12 years.
Consequently, I have been exposed to both Japanese and English cultures and styles, which I now combine in my designs; the traditional natural English style merged with the delicate sense and detailed techniques of Japan.
The shop name "HANA" can be written in three alternate characters in Japanese, each of which has a different meaning:
・"花" - Flowers
・"華（やか）" - Beautiful, Brilliant, Bright, Gorgeous
・"話（し）" - Story, Conversation
My goal is to make people's life Bright and Beautiful with Flowers and make Brilliant Stories and Conversations between people.
I moved to Cambridge and started my Etsy business end of 2018. And now in 2020, I started my fresh flower business based in Cambridge UK, where I live with my English husband who always encourages me to immerse myself in English culture.
Preserved flowers are treated to last a few years using non-toxic preserving liquid. The colour is brighter than naturally dried flowers and they are soft to the touch like fresh flowers.
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