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07 Nov 2018
  • Current Students & Staff

KIZUNA presents Moss Ball Workshop (20 September 2018)

Student Lounge KIZUNA's September event was a moss ball workshop, held on Thursday the 20th, with instruction provided by staff from Hanakobo Co, Ltd.

Participants first chose a plant from species such as the common ivy (Hedera helix), spider plant (Chlorophytum-comosum), Asiatic jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), and natsuhaze (Vaccinium-oldhamii). They then wrapped soil around the plant's roots while hand-shaping it into a ball. Finally, they covered the soil ball with moss, and bound it with yarn to keep in shape.

As the workshop concluded, participants took home their moss balls to enjoy their seasonal colors.

The event provided a precious chance for international students to learn basic bonsai techniques and experience traditional Japanese gardening, while also getting to know each other.


Workshop in session


Covering soil balls with moss


Participants with their handmade moss balls


Workshop participants and instructors

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