I learn ikebana in Nishinomia-Kitaguchi. I prefer Japanese flower arranging to European. Both styles are beautiful but for me ikebana is more peaceful and elegant. Recently my teacher and a lot of other ikebana masters put on an exhibition in Shukugawa. A group of students and I met at Hankyu station and walked there together. A few of them had learned ikebana in the past so we talked about that and other Japanese arts that have become hobbies such as tea ceremony and calligraphy on the way. It’s great to meet students for events like this; it gives us all a chance to chat about topics that don’t often come up in the classroom. I can learn about Japan too! On the way to the exhibition we saw some unlucky momikuji tied to trees, one of my students studied religions at university and told us all about it! The other students learned something too.