Edible Window Story – Uno Fujisawa (Japan)

New exhibition in “Het Raam”
Including workshop by Uno Fujisawa

Uno makes Ikebana and Bento boxes.
She combines the two Japanese traditions in an untraditional way by calling them ´edible stories´. Ikebana is a special way of flower arranging in Japan. The very balanced and non-abundant pieces might be difficult to grasp at first for westerners who mainly like to celebrate the colourfulness, the blooming and the abundance of flowers, which resamble mainly spring and new life. The trick with Ikebana, says Uno, is in appreciating all beauty of the plant, not only when its blooming, but the entire process including the dying. She compares this to the way she makes her bento boxes. ¨You have to appreciate what you eat, from the seed to the fruit, to the harvest, untill you digest it.¨
So Uno creates edible Ikebana (flower art pieces) and after enjoying its beauty she eats them. Is it cruel? Or humorous and honest?

The 14th of November we invite you to the Harvest and ‘Edible Story’ Ikebana Workshop

The radish is a fast growing vegetable that looks gorgeous.
It will take a radish only 20 days to produce a beautiful red body.
You can watch the radishes grow in the window at Churchillweg 25 and keep track of their progress with the counter. To give them some extra time because of the autumn temperatures, we will harvest 30 days after sowing.

Uno will give an ‘Edible Story’ Ikebana workshop and afterwards we will prepare some typical Japanese dishes with radish and eat them together.

You are welcome  on the 14th of November from 14:00 until 17:00
In a corona proof setting at Maakfabriek, Churchillweg 21, Wageningen.
14:00 Uno will introduce herself and her work.
14:30 Harvest at the Window galery.
15:00 Edible Ikebana workshop
16:00 Prepare radish based Bento
16:45 Eating our creations!

This workshop is for free, please subscribe by sending an email to maakfabriek.org@gmail.com

See you there!