Headmaster and Meister Instructor of the HANA AMI Blumenschule
Honor member of the Hana Ami Instructors' Society HAIS
Manager at HANA AMI
CEO at GREENGABES
Lecturer at the Nihon Flower Design School, Tokyo
Agent in Japan for PERNILLE FOLCARELLI
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!
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.