Protea ikebana with New Zealand harakeke and flat curly willow are signature materials of Yukiko’s artistry.
Protea Ikebana by Yukiko
Yukiko’s flower arranging training in Japan started with Ikebana — much like the design you see here.
Now, she blends this traditional Japanese art with Western contemporary floral design. The
blending effect is present in most of the modern arrangements you see throughout her website.
Tall, delicate designs of soft-colored roses among white magnum and pink larkspur are artfully arranged on trays in four tiers, with a glass vase at the base.
Mother’s Day 5ft bouquet
Design by Yukiko. She creates
original five foot tall arrangements every week.
Peonies and Love-in-the-Mist with harakeke and Marin foliage create the theme of this Mother’s Day arrangement.
Mother’s Day Bouquet with peonies.
Peonies are a favorite of Yukiko’s original artistry with flowers.
Chuppah florals accent wedding theme against back drop of the tower at the San Francisco Seminary in San Anselmo.
Chuppah wedding, San Francisco Seminary, San Anselmo
Wedding Flowers in Marin County designed by Yukiko
Chuppah theme photographs
Ranch country flowers picked from
the fields: Queen Anne’s Lace Love in the Mist Tweetia Dust Miller
Continue to Ranch Style Wedding Flowers
Designed by Yukiko
Storage Jar, floral design by Yukiko, Bouquets to Art 2015, De Young Museum, San Francisco. Photo was captured with vintage Nikon-5000 camera, tripod mounted, with studio lights.
Photo below was shot with hand-held iPhone camera under De Young Museum exhibition lighting.
Bouquet to Art by Yukiko, thematic storage jar in background
Floral design of clevia, lisianthus, protea, cymbidium, montebrescia seed pods, ti leaves, and curly willow is about four feet tall.
Floral Celebration of Life, designed by Yukiko, 2015, San Francisco
Memorial Ikebana with orchids, chrysanthemums, harakeke and flowers of Marin County ~ original floral design by Yukiko
Memorial, or sympathy, floral arrangement is shown in traditional “front” view for the seated observer of honor.
None-the-less, design is finished for viewing from all points of the compass.
Memorial ikebana by Yukiko may be delivered timely to services or ceremonies in Marin County, California.
Floral Celebration designed with Freesia, Lisianthus, Forget-me-not, and horsetails (equisitum), orchids, with vase wrapped in harakeke (flaxx).
Floral Celebration in Blues and Purple, by Yukiko 2015
Floral Celebration in Blues and Purple (second view)
Classical Chinese Lanterns arrangement with Curly Willow:
Classical Chinese Lanterns Arrangement with Curly Willow, designed by Yukiko
Chinese Lanterns Ikebana:
Chinese Lanterns Ikebana, designed by Yukiko
Chinese Lanterns Floral Arrangement with Roses:
To send a Chinese Lanterns floral arrangement to someone in Marin County, California, contact
Housewarming Floral Bouquet ~ Front View, Designed by Yukiko
Orchids and grape hyacinthe bouquet wrapped in heavy glass vase with tee leaves and curley willow ~ designed by Yukiko, Marin County, California, 2015.
Housewarming Floral Bouquet by Yukiko, View from Reverse
Spring Ikebana by Yukiko
Spring ikebana designed by Yukiko ~ seasonal branches and Marin County flowers, decorative cabbage, lilies, harakeke.
Secret Garden of a Dozen Red Roses among wax flowers, pink jasmine, peppercorn.
Dozen Red Roses Valentine in Secret Garden , wax flowers, pink jasmine, peppercorn
Valentine floral arrangement with red roses, tulips, baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s Lace.
Valentine Arrangement with red roses, tulips, babys breath, love-in-the-mist ~ vase wrapped in tee leaves
3 floral arrangements with red roses are designed for Valentine’s by Yukiko, in her Greenbrae California studio. The larger, classic design, above, is mixed with red tulips and it’s vase wrapped in tee leaves and curly willow.
Valentine with Branches, below, is wrapped in cinnamon sticks.
Valentine Roses with branches ~ vase wrapped with cinnamon
If your Valentine lives in Marin County, California, have one of these valentine flower arrangements
delivered by hand on Valentine’s Day.
Yukiko made these three arrangements from varieties of succulents that grow well in Marin County, California and elsewhere throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Succulent Arrangement in half round container
Succulent Arrangement in 12″ Diameter Container
Succulent Arrangement in square container, 9″ tall
There are thousands of varieties of succulents growing around the world. Some attractive succulent collections in English and South Pacific gardens are shown in
Wikipedia’s entry on succulents.
Contemporary Floral Design Originals ~
Holiday Celebration Bouquet by Yukiko
Centerpiece of holiday colors is viewable from all around the table.
Flowers in arrangement above include cymbidium orchids, roses, hypericum, tulips, lemons, pomegranites and kale ~ for holiday table in Ross, California.
Thanksgiving Celebration, 5′ tall
This five foot tall theme arrangement was installed by Yukiko at Smith Ranch Homes in San Rafael, California.
Floral materials include wheat, cymbidium orchids, roses, hypericum, tulips, lemons, pomegranites and kale ~ for buffet in main dining room.
Two photo editing treatments of the holiday table centerpiece follow:
Holiday Celebration black & white
Holiday Celebration duotone
More table centerpiece arrangements by Yukiko are pictured here: