California Flower Art Academy is headed by Mieko Hirano as a managing
director and head instructor. She has more than 30 year experience as a
floral arrangement instructor.
She grew up in Tokyo. When she
was in High School in Japan, she started to learn Ikebana when European
floral arrangement was not yet introduced to Japan. Back in 1980's when
European floral design was introduced to Japanese market, she began to
learn it. In 1987 she relocated from Tokyo to San Francisco Bay Area
where she started to offer floral design classes as a volunteer. In
1990, she established California Flower Art Academy and shortly this
school was certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo, Japan).
Her talent is diversified and she has various qualifications and licenses as introduced below:
(1) European floral arrangement instructor (certified by Flower Decorators Association Japan) (2) Ikebana Instructor (Iemoto Shihan certified by Yanagi Koryu in Japan) (3) Tea Ceremony Instructor (certified by Omote Senke Seiha School Japan) (4)
Kimono (Japanese traditional clothing) dressing 1st Class Instructor
& Examiner certified by Japan Kimono Association (Nihon Wasou
Kyokai) Naganuma Shizu Kitsuke School, Japan. (5) Shadow Box Art Instructor certified by Shadow Box Association, USA
Above Japanese organizations are named in Japanese and their operation
is done mainly in Japan. The translation into English is done in our
best efforts to express as accurate meaning as possible.
seen from above, Mieko Hirano is deeply involved in not only Japanese
but also European cultures. Currently she spends most of her time for
teaching floral designs in the United States and Japan as well.
If you are looking for reliable floral design instructors or flower arranging classes that offer quality lessons with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition, why not join California Flower Art Academy who is certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo, Japan). We help you earn practical floral design skills by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons). We have classrooms in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County) and also in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County). If you live in this area you can easily commute to and from our school. We help you earn practical skills from European floral designs to Japanese Ikebana, wedding to funeral decorations and short seminar to official courses.