MARY SYMONS

 
 

Mary Symons is an 'entertaining' speaker / anthropogist on many aspects of Japanese and Korean (North and South) lifestyle and culture, specialising in Ikebana (Japanese Floral Art) and the Tea Ceremony. She received her training in the UK and Japan and combines these skills now as as a qualified teacher and speaker.

An experienced cruise line presenter and conference speaker covering a wide range of topics on Asian lifestyle. This has provided an opportunity to meet British Royal Family and Asian dignitaries, in  showing an insight to these countries, still unknown to many Westerners. Mary’s aim is to fill a gap in the current broadcasting market for women in presenting travelogues to a mature audience.

She has travelled extensively throughout Japan, Korea and the Far East to experience their way of life and culture. Mary hosts teaching workshops and has taught the techniques of Ikebana to many hundreds of people throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Separately, as a business woman, she runs a company, Kyoto Designs, based in the UK, specialising in the commercial supply of Ikebana.

Qualifying with the Ohara School of Ikebana, one of the three most famous schools in Japan; it is the teaching and demonstrating which Mary really enjoys, seeing others delight at what they can produce under tuition. She found that gaining levels of qualification in ‘flower arranging’ is a very serious business to the Japanese and in particular to large companies in London, who wanted to ensure that they were getting the “real thing” before becoming commercial clients of Kyoto Designs.




It is the unexpected and varied modern day lifestyle which countries such as Japan and Korea offer; something that many are then keen to experience first hand for themselves.

 

OVERVIEW

NAME

Mary Symons


OCCUPATION

Guest Speaker & Ikebana Sensei


CONTACT EMAIL

Mary@kyotodesigns.co.uk


TALKS LIST

Talks & Presentations


LATEST ACTIVITIES

Summary of latest commissions and contracts


JAPANESE IKEBANA FROM KYOTO DESIGNS

Click here to access my company’s website - Kyoto Designs

BIOGRAPHY