In the Sogetsu school of ikebana – the Japanese art of flower arranging – Nendo has created an installation of reflecting elements: an ‘ivy of mirrors’ placed in a rock garden created by the architect Isamu Hoguchi.


For this original project, Nendo has cut a thin sheet of mirror-finish stainless steel into 2000 diamond-shaped pieces. Each piece has been individually placed in the rock garden, creating a reflecting surface with the appearance of continuously growing ivy.


Kaleidoscopic Ivy has been made in the context of the exhibition Hana So, curated by Akane Teshigahara to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the school.