Flower Arrangement Artist
Director of Kariyazaki Flower Professional Education School
Kariyazaki has been praised for his delicate and bold arrangements with unique color sensibility,
including being described by Akihiro Miwa, the Japanese actor and singer, as having "hands
that spin beauty." His many honors include being named PR Ambassador for the 150th
commemorativecelebration of Japan-France relations, Holland Tulip Ambassador, Kagoshima
Flower Ambassador, Kasama Support Ambassador, Mima City Tourism Ambassador, and
Kamigoto City Camelia Ambassador, while his awards include the 11th Good Aging Award, and
the International Brand Personality Award from APBF in Malaysia.
Renowned French crystal company Daum commissioned Kariyazaki to design a four seasons
collection of 99 limited-edition single-color vases, of which four-color versions were released
globally and received high praisefrom notable figures inside and outside Japan. Kariyazaki has
been active designing and producing kimono and glassware, while also holding a series of solo
exhibits that combine flower art showcased in historical buildings. Outside Japan, he has held
solo exhibitions and demonstrations in France, England, The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey,
Thailand, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and other countries. In addition to his eye-
opening work at home and abroad, he is actively engaged in social projects that include
education in flower art, efforts to bring awareness to Japan's declining birthrate issue, and
thepromotion of regional vitalization projects. He is currently a regular presence on the TBS
program Nakai Masahiro-no Kinyobi-no Sumairutachi-e and has been a guest expert on MBS'
Purebato!! popular segment appraising ikebana art. He is very active in a variety of other
televised and print media as well.