Arts and culture guest blogger hkCultureGeek, Gillian Chu, is a Hong Kong raised Canadian who enjoys exploring the secret cultural spots around town. You can contact her at hkCultureGeek@hkFashionGeek.com.
Last year I stumbled into the Hong Kong Flower Fair 2010 on its very last hour, saw absolutely nothing, and brought home a gazillion pots of orchids for $10. This year I am determined to take a look at what they have to offer before they start dumping the exhibits out.
It's only natural that Sogetsu , a rather famous school of flower arrangement, was present. However, I was more intrigued by the Ikenobo school's exhibits. They are famous for having a narrow base and branching out at the top, creating a luring curvature.
This quirky mosquito looking piece reminds me of the interesting figurines that Miss Fong in Hong Kong makes.
Obviously they sell flowers, but they also have lots of other items from organic vegetables to herbal seeds. Definitely something for everyone. The show ends on Sunday, so be sure to check it out soon!