The Japanese Tea Room was open in conjunction with the Kansas City Ikebana group’s 2019 Spring Exhibition. The Loose Park Japanese Tea Room and Garden, dedicated in July 2006, was conceived as a cultural exchange between the Sister Cities of Kurashiki, Japan and Kansas City, Missouri.
Beautiful floral artworks were on display the first weekend of April in the 37th annual Kansas City Ikebana Spring Exhibition in the Garden Center in Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The 2019 theme was “Branches & Baskets” in which many of the displays used branches “bestowed on Kansas City by this winter’s storms.”
The Ikebana exhibits are not judged ~ they are an exhibit of the art for its own sake.
Kansas City Ikebana, begun in 1978, is a group of people who study, teach and create displays of Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging in Kansas City.
History of the Japanese Tea Room in Kansas City, Missouri.
Kansas City Ikebana Group
A tea tasting was offered in conjunction with the Kansas City Ikebana 2019 Spring Exhibition at Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri.
Daffodils, blooming early in my neighborhood this year (February 2016). Always a cheerful sight.
Our 2015-2016 Winter hasn’t been harsh, very little snow, so I won’t complain.
Magnolia blooming at Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
However, that doesn’t stop me for wishing for the flowers of Spring! I’ve already seen daffodils in bloom in the neighborhood, so I’ve gotten part of my wish. Here are some photos of blooms from previous Springs from my travels in different parts of the country.
Wisteria in Bloom at Loose Park Bridge, Kansas City, Missouri.