Kokedama (koh-KAY-dah-ma) is a unique form of living plant art. consisting of a ball of soil covered by moss with plants rooted in. 
Typical bonsai are used for as it is considered an “outdoor” tree, but other types of plants can be used when making a kokedama. A variety of flowers, wild flowers, grass, and other plants can also be arranged to form a desired theme. Because of the small size of the ball, the plants will typically remain the same size with the inside of the ball allowing for growth and development of the plant's roots.

  • Second and fourth Friday of the month + first and third Saturday of the month

  • Activity Center | Japanese Friednship Garden

  • Single session fee | $30 - $67

  • 6 session bundle fee | JFG member … $180; Non-JFG member … $220

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Each session is curated by instructor Kanako Yamada where students will be working with a different type of plant and discussing various topics associated with each session’s featured plant. Material needed and plants for each session is provided and covered with each session fee. No experience required!

Upcoming scheduled sessions are as follows:

  • 07 Sep Money Tree Kokedama / Benefits of plant

  • 13-Sep Anthrium Kokedama + Kokedama history/Care/decoration idea

  • 21 Sep Arranged plants in moss purse

  • 27 Sep Assorted Succulents with moss on Cork board

  • 05 Oct Orchid Kokedama/ Orchid care; botany

  • 19 Oct Assorted Succulents Kokedama with Jute Twined

  • 25 Oct Money Tree Kokedama / Benefits of plant

  • 8 Nov Arranged plants in moss purse

  • 22 Nov Assorted Succulents Kokedama with Jute Twined

  • 13 Dec Orchid Kokedama/ Orchid care; botany


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Instructor: Kanako Yamada, Kodama Forest

Kodama means "forest sprits" in Japanese words and this business name was chosen because I wish all my kokedama deliver the peaceful forest spirits to new owner of the kokedama and he or she to share the peaceful world to their family and friends. To expand my dream, I hope my work help to create peaceful earth. I depict kokedama as small earth with little forest plants and I hope everyone enjoy the forest spirits and energy this moss-ball produce.

For more information on Kanako, Kodama Forest, or to inquire on custom made kokedama, click here.