I often drive by HANAYA FLORAL DESIGN, as the shop is not far from where I live in Cambridge.
Hiroko Takeshita describes her work as minimalist, with a fusion of Japanese, French, and Western influence. She was born in Kyoto, Japan, taught and practiced in Osaka, and studied with a Japanese instructor in Paris before coming to the United States 13 years ago.
Her work is often inspired by the European gardens she has explored with her husband, now a landscape architect. Takeshita says her work contrasts the structured, sharp edges of the gardens with soft lines.
Takeshita’s list of clients include chef Barbara Lynch’s fine-dining outpost Menton, law firm Nutter, McClennen, and & Fish, the French Cultural Center of Boston, and the New England Conservatory of Music.
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