Flowers, Photography and Contemporary Japanese Floristry with Atsushi Taniguchi on Wednesday, April 24th (10:30am – 4:00pm)


This program will be an all-day photography and flowers intensive workshop.

First, students will accompany Atsushi to the flower market to survey the available flowers and do some shopping.  Then, we will return to FSNY and for a slide show to get a better understanding of his unique techniques.  After a break for lunch, we will then work with the flowers and make designs specifically for photographs in Atsushi’s unique style.

From an early age Atsushi Taniguchi dreamed of working in the movie industry, but quickly changed his focus after watching a particular film that illuminated the charm and beauty of flowers.  In 2000, he opened his iconic flower shop “jardin du I’llony” in Kobe highlighting the romance of flowers and balance of nature. Following in 2002 he opened his second shop  “florist jardin du I’llony” in Ashiya and since then has worked with luxury brands like Cartier and Hermes for interiors, special event, and gift arrangements. In 2009 he expanded his vision producing FLOWBULOUS, a floral inspired magazine, and opened his 3rd and most recent shop in Paris in 2015. Atsushi’s unique style and approach to flowers is celebrated throughout the world and his abundantly lush look is irresistible for any flower lover.