Chihiro Hidaka Flower School

Floristry and Floral design

Courses range from basic, intermediate, advanced.   Aiming to develop skills of flower arranging in each level and focus on practical designs. Please note the courses is not Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging.

Basic course

Practice in 9 basic arranging forms and 3 different corsages.  Introducing florist tools, conditioning flowers and plants, choosing appropriate flowers for a design, colour theory, care and maintenance of living materials, wiring, and taping. All designs are practical and enables you to learn fundamentals of floristry. The course is suitable for everyone from complete beginner or with some experience also a hobbiest to start with. 1 lesson per month 1 year duration.

Intensive class
If you arrange 2 designs per day, you will be able to finish the course in 6 months.


More practice using colour, form and textures in-depth. Tips from the Master florist which will help you to develop a new approach to your floral design. Contents include balance and proportion, texture, 5 modern forms and their techniques, practical arrangements for both home and corporate. Wedding designs are the merriest for every person! 2 year duration.

Advance/Instructor, floristry for your profession

Suitable for teachers or florists. Instills principles of up-to-date designs and aims to develop individual skills at a profession level. Covering flowers for commercial situations, corporate, and special events such as weddings. Your works will be significant.

Experimental lesson

A trial lesson is available during our regular class dates. Please refer following class schedule and get in touch with me via e-mail. info @

About the instructor

Chihiro Hidaka, Master florist / Instructor / designer
I first fell in love with flowers while I was working at a Swiss firm. In 1991, I completed basic floristry with Mrs. Rona Coleman of Flower Design of Britain, England. Upon returning to Japan, I started to teach in Tokyo. I continued to further my learning about floral design from the same institution. I have developed my own style in teaching as well as designing over the years, although nowadays I enjoy contemporary floral designs in particular. For the past couple of years I have been trained by Mr. Geoffrey Hughes, past chairman of UK flower relay company. My sincere thanks to him.

I love teaching and am delighted to pass on my knowledge to students. Door is open for everyone who would like to enjoy flowers. I am fond of natural designs and often bring materials from woods or a park nearby. Besides floral design, I like fine wine, good food and enjoy walking and pilates.

No experience requires, just need some passion for flowers! Join me to create beautiful flower designs.


2020 Time at 13:30-16:00
Sep Sat 19th and Sun 20th
Oct Sat 10th and Sun 11th
Nov Sat 14th and Sun 15th
Dec Sat 5th and Sun 6th



Admission: 10,000JPY
Lesson fee: 3,500JPY/1 session
Flowers and materials is charged separately

Class venue

Device Drivers Limited
2-23-2, Shimizugaoka, Fuchu
6 minutes from Higashi Fuchu station on Keio line.
phone: 042-363-8294 (weekdays from 10:00-16:00)