Lady Roberts, Mrs. Akiyama and others demonstrate the skilful art of Japanese flower arranging.
Japanese flower arranging is the latest craze to arrive - here demonstrated by Mrs. Akiyama and some upper class ladies.
M/S of Lady Roberts making an Oriental grass and tulip display. Various shots of Lady R. adding finishing touches to her arrangement. M/S of a woman in a sari looking at a display of lilies and twigs. C/U of Mrs Cowe arranging daffodils and yellow tulips. C/U of Mrs C.'s hand taking a metal syringe from a box of special Japanese tools. C/U of Mrs C. squirting water on the flowers using the syringe. Various C/Us of different Oriental style flower displays - all very minimalist and incorporating twigs and bark.
M/S of Mrs. Akiyama, dressed in a kimono, making a display from blossom, representing "beside the cool water". Mrs. A. adds purple iris to the black metal vase. M/S of Mrs. A adding her completed arrangements to a display table.