Azuma Makoto working in his flower workshop basement
On his website he says this about himself:
Born in 1976. Flower Artist
Azuma Makoto has been in the flower business since 2002, and is an owner of the haute-couture floral shop,
“JARDINS des FLEURS” in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo. He started his career as a flower artist from 2005. Also, for 2-year limited period from April 2007 to March 2009, he ran a private gallery “AMPG” in Kiyosumi-Shirakawa, Tokyo, to exhibit his private works. Later in 2009, he found an experimental laboratory “Azuma Makoto Kaju Kenkyusho” (abbr. AMKK; meaning Azuma Makoto Botanical Research Institute) and ever since then, he has been expanding art activities pursuing infinitive potential of plants.
Every activity of Azuma Makoto focuses on elevating value of flowers and plants by finding unique and mysterious forms that they possess. Respecting the existence of nature and keeping its dignity, he converts and expresses these beautiful elements to aesthetic level of artwork.