Hanadayori - Online Exhibition

Hanadayori 2021 Artists & Requests

Following is the outline of the Hanadayori 2022. 

Hanadayori 花信 : Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibition, eBook & Photo book


Send us your request

What kind of ikebana would you like to see? We will ask ikebana masters and practitioners around the world to make a special arrangement in response to requests and exhibit them at our online exhibition.

Hanadayori is a Japanese word that means that the flowers you have been waiting for have bloomed. In our Hanadayori you can get to see a published photo of your very own personal arrangement from Ikebana artists in response to your request.

This unique project not only connects ikebana artists with people all over the world, but in a world where the pandemic is causing so much suffering, these small connections though flowers might help to bring some joy and healing.

Due to popular demand, Hanadayori 2022 will be published in eBook and a photo book (33 X 28 cm). It will be sold via Amazon to a global audience. 

Who can request? 


What kind of request can I make? 

Any request you can think of. Here are some samples:

  • Tiny ikebana for our tiny bathroom
  • Ikebana using more than 4 colours
  • Ikebana without flowers
  • Ikebana for my girl friend who loves white flowers
  • Ikebana emphasising line elements 

How can I make a request?

Send us the following information using a form by 31 May 2022 (the link to the form will be available on 1 May 2022). 

  1. Your Name (first name only) 
  2. Your email (we may need to contact you) 
  3. Country
  4. What kind of ikebana would you like to see?
  5. Are there any personal stories or reasons for your request? Your reason may help give the ikebana artists some inspiration in their to respond to your request. 

Please note that your request will be published. Don't include information that you do not wish to publish. Don't include advertising materials in your request. We may edit your request if necessary. 

How much does it cost to join Hanadayori?

You can make a request for free.

Who is going to make an ikebana work for me?

International masters, Ikebana Gallery Awards winners, Ikebana Gallery Award Committee members, Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival exhibitors & the artists nominated by the Wa committee. We aim to involve about 50 artists. If we get too many requests, however, your request may not be successful this time.

Can I join this project as an Ikebana artist?

Yes. If you are a qualified ikebana teacher and would like to join this project, please apply by sending us a form by 31 May 2022 (the link to the form will be available on 1 May 2022). 

If your application is successful, a small fee is payable to cover the cost of publishing books. You will receive an eBook. You will be listed in our directory for about a year.   

We welcome applications from those who intended to exhibit at Wa Ikebana Exhibition, but could not do so for various reasons.  

What happens next?

We will select about 50 requests and ask ikebana artists in June to make a new work in response to your request by 31 July 2022.

We plan to publish ikebana works with your requests in our website & You Tube from 3 September 2022. We welcome your message to the artists using those platforms once the works are published.

We also plan to launch the book, Hanadayori 2022 (eBook & photo book) on 3 September 2022. Any profit from the sale of the books will be applied for the running cost of Melbourne Ikebana Festival.