Japanese Knotweed Season Workshop 2024:

Edible Ikebana

with Uno Fujisawa

31 أيار / مايو 2024

How can we find beauty in the everyday, even in something considered "invasive"? This workshop, led by artist and chef Uno Fujisawa, will answer that question by transforming invasive Japanese knotweed into stunning ikebana arrangements, followed by some simple yet creative cooking ideas to repurpose your "bouquet" after the workshop.

Knotweed Summit Tickets // Workshop Tickets


edible ikebana - by Uno Fujisawa Part of Neo Futurist Dinner: Knots, Weeds & Roots Uno Fujisawa


What will you do 

Learn the art of ikebana and discover the hidden potential of knotweed. In this workshop you'll learn the core principles of this traditional Japanese flower arranging style. We'll then venture into the our aquaponics system (urban farm) to harvest herbs and other natural materials. After unleashing your creativity and crafting your own ikebana masterpiece, Uno will share some simple yet creative cooking ideas to repurpose your "bouquet." 

Japanese Knotweed Season 2024

Every spring, Mediamatic organises a season around Japanese knotweed. Knotweed is a fast-growing plant known in Europe for being considered invasive. What many do not know, however, is that this plant species has a host of positive properties. During this season we will explore how to live in harmony with this controversial plant.


Uno smiling at the end of NFD - Vu Ha

With: Uno Fujisawa

Uno Fujisawa

Uno Fujisawa, born in Japan in 1982 and currently based in Amsterdam, is not only an artist but also a chef. Her artistic endeavours are rooted in a profound exploration of the seemingly simple act of eating, a ritual that is universally repeated every day. Having honed her culinary skills as a self-taught chef for over 15 years, Fujisawa further deepens her understanding of agriculture and nature at 'Landje van De Boer' in 2020, and continues to do so.

Her approach explores new possibilities for food, merging cooking and Japanese traditional culture, particularly Ikebana, into what she terms ‘Edible Ikebana’. Edible Ikebana is her daily practice and what she shares with people. Her simple practices try to touch profound qualities of life. They wish to reveal the meaning of 'the inner world of relationships' of nature and humans and the connections between them.


Knotweed Summit Tickets // Workshop Tickets

**If you purchased a Passe Partout or 2 Workshops + Lunch ticket, don't forget to register your workshop preference. You can do this by purchasing a Choose Your Workshop ticket for each of the two workshops you'd like to attend. Select one workshop per round. You can do this via our Japanese Knotweed Season Ticket Shop

We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


31st of May

Time: 12:30-13:30 & 14:30-15:30

Attendance is limited to 8 people. We maintain a minimum of 4 participants.

Please note that, this workshop will be held in English.

For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Read our ticket terms and conditions here.