Yuko Takagi’s refined floral creations once again demonstrate how Japan rightly stands synonymous with elegance and minimalism. The delicacy of Yuko’s works, arranged with precision and care, showcase the same aesthetics as traditional Ikebana. Takagi designs impeccable, timeless masterpieces showing the flowers stripped down to their essence, humble and frill-free.
After studying floral design with Jane Packer and at Hana-ami Gestaltungsschule in Tokyo, Yuko Takagi honed her craft to perfection taking several international master classes and learning from the great masters of the art, amongst whom Gregor Lersch.
Yuko Takagi founded and successfully runs her own floral design school and travels the world to give demonstrations and workshops. International recognition came when Takagi won several prestigious floral design contests; in 2006 Yuko Takagi deservedly won the Golden Leaf in Stichting Kunstboek’s International Annual of Floral Art 2006/2007. This first monograph collects the exceptional works and illustrates the vision of this flag bearer of Japanese aesthetics.