Akako Tachikawa profile

1998 - Without any prior experience or education in flower design, she begins travelling the world starting with New York city to self-study the aesthetics of flower design in different countries.

2000 - Begins traveling to countries in Europe and Asia to further self-study and brush up her skills and knowledge of flowers.

2004 - First Asian selected by the Horticultural Society of New York to present her floral design at the “Flower & Design” exhibition. Horticultural Society of New York is a renowned social services organization founded in 1900 to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. The event was a success and the event and she herself was acclaimed by THE NEW YORK TIMES.
She continues to polish and expand her career, as she begins collaborating with top floral designers in New York for events throughout the city, including installations for private events at the Rockefeller Center and stage decor of the Lincoln Center.

2007 - Canaria Communications publishes her first autobiography, “The World is My Flower Stage (Sekai ga watashi no hana butai),” sold nationwide in Japan.
Writes monthly columns for multiple major floral magazines in Japan;「FLORIST」(Seibundo Shinkosha),「BEST FLOWER ARRANGEMENT」(Four Seasons Press), and「FLOWER SHOP」(Sodo Publishing).
THE NEW YORK TIMES features her again when she participates in the Horticultural Society of New York’s charity exhibition.
Invited to different cities in Japan to deliver lectures and demonstrations publicly and privately at flower shows, corporates and schools in Japan to share her experience and success.

2008 - Established Rhapsody Co,.Ltd. as the CEO of the company. (Renamed to Cenesty Co,.Ltd. in 2017)

2010 - Begins a new chapter in her career as a Floral Artist and Photographer; a floral artist that also takes photographs of her work and records of her travel.

2014 - Starts planning ideas for her Around the World In Flowers project to publish a photography book and someday support charity organizations.

2016 - Launches her Around the World In Flowers project by beginning to travel the world again to take photos of her installations that she creates on site using locally sold flowers and in distinctive settings that portray the beauty and characteristics of each city.

Destinations: Norway (Oslo) / Sweden (Stockholm) / Finland (Helsinki) / Denmark (Copenhagen) / Germany (Munich, Frankfurt) / UK (London) / Netherlands (Amsterdam) / Czech Republic (Prague) / Austria (Wien, Bregenz) / Switzerland (Zurich, Interlaken, Bern) / Croatia (Dubrovnik) / United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) / Bahrain (Manama) / Oman (Muscat) / Singapore (Sentosa Island) / Turkey (Istanbul) / Italy(Rome, Firenze, Venice, Naples, Capri, Geneva) / France (Paris, Nice, New Caledonia) / Monaco / Spain (Barcelona) / Morocco (Fez, Chefchaouen, Marrakesh, Merzouga) / Mexico (Mexico city, Guanajuato) / Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang) / Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) / Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap) / Myanmar (Yangon) / China (Hong Kong) / Macau / Korea (Seoul) / Taiwan (Taipei) / Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Genting) / Indonesia (Jakarta, Bali) / Philippines (Manila, Cebu) / Australia (Melbourne, Ayers Rock) / Iceland (Reykjavik) / Canada (Vancouver) / India (Chennai) / Kenya (Nairobi, Masai Mara) / Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) / Uganda (Kampala) / Rwanda (Kigali) / America (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam) / Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Iguazu) / Argentina (Buenos Aires, Tigre, Cordova, Mendoza) / Chile (Santiago, Andes) /
I photographed my own art works in about 80 cities and 50 countries.