Story: Japanese



During the 1960s and 1970s New Zealanders became increasingly interested in Japanese culture, including the arts of bonsai (growing trees in miniature) and ikebana (flower arranging). Visits by Japanese ikebana experts spurred the establishment of ikebana societies, especially in Auckland. Here, the president of the International Ikebana Academy, Noriko Ohno, arranges flowers for the wife of Acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer in 1987.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/5908/14-F
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Tessa Copland, 'Japanese - Post-war changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 March 2024)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015