Floristmeister Weihenstephan

Headmaster and Meister Instructor of the HANA AMI Blumenschule
Honor member of the Hana Ami Instructors' Society HAIS
Manager at HANA AMI
Lecturer at the Nihon Flower Design School, Tokyo


I am a proud alumnus of the Staatliche Fachschule für Blumenkunst, Weihenstephan, Germany.
As a German native, I am living and teaching in Japan since 25 years.

Holding demonstrations, lectures  and lessons all over the country, my focus lays on color combinations and cultural themes. Loving a natural and detailed style, my recent interest is in teaching teaching skills!

curriculum vitae

1987 successfully finishing the Staatliche Fachschule für Blumenkunst Weihenstephan

1993  joining HANA AMI

In charge of coordinating the demonstrations and workshops of Gerhard Neidiger, Gregor Lersch, Detlef Klatt, Ursula Wegener and other European flower design teachers in Japan. Publishing books and magazine contributions. Guiding tours to Europe and teaching creative lessons in Japan.

1997 serving as a commentator on the main stage of IPM (International Plants Messe) in Essen, Germany

2001  creating the HANA AMI Blumenschule together with Kazumasa Kubo

2003 writing the book “Hana Iro” “About the colors of Flowers”, Rikuyosha Publishing, Tokyo

2007 demonstration at Huis ten Bosch Bridal Bouquet Competition, Kyushu

2007/2008 producing the HANA AMI  booth at the Essen IPM in Germany

2009  exhibition at the "Ehrisman House"  for the Yokohama Yamate "Harmony of flowers and bowls" event

2010 leading the "Moss Tour" to Sweden

2011 launching the book "Systematic design with the Colors of Blossoms" in 3 languages

2013  being a judge of the floral contest "International Floral Art 2013/14", Belgian Stichting Publishing

2014  launching of  GREENGABES, distributing Japanese design materials online

2015  exhibition at the "British House" for the Yokohama Yamate "Harmony of flowers and bowls"  event

2015 demonstration about colors for NIFA, Taiwan

2016 coordinating the Hana Ami Blumenschule exhibition in Yokohama

2017  "Artist in Nature" at Urnatur, Sweden

2017  coordinating the second Hana Ami Blumenschule exhibition in Yokohama

2017  teaching and demonstrating for NIFA, Taiwan

2018  working as an agent for Pernille Folcarelli, Denmark

2018 coordinating the 3rd Hana Ami Blumenschule exhibition in Yokohama

2018 teaching and demonstrating for FlowerTime, Taiwan

2019 teaching the FLORAL COLORS series for Leo Chung and his students in Ghuanzhou, China


Every year, I am coordinating the lessons of Gregor Lersch in Japan, while holding my own seminars and demonstrations in Japan, Taiwan and China, as creating and leading tours to Europe on a regular base.
I am also teaching regularly at the Nihon Flower Design Semmon Gakko, Tokyo.