about Ema Sono


Floral designer Ema Sono grew up in Tokyo, and remembers spending time in the garden with her grandmother learning about each flower, choosing  which ones to cut and arrange in the traditional style.  

Ema took an alternative path from the family tradition of ikebana, leaving for the US to study fashion and aesthetics at the post-graduate level.  But her floral designs reflect the insights she gained from these early experiences: the appreciation of imperfection, the recreation of natural forms, and the attention paid to each tiny detail.

In the PhD program at UC Santa Barbara, Ema studied notions of aesthetics, and the classification of taste. She researched elements of fashion including trends, classic themes, and timeless beauty, as well as style categories ranging from quaint to kitsch.

Ema was especially interested in the pursuit of the peak level of quality through use of highly valued materials.

All these life experiences and training are evident in Ema Sono’s modern floral designs.  She describes her style as contemporary urban Japanese but her keen eye and awareness of current fashion and arts scenes are also evident in the minimalist style and the modern rococo elements she incorporates in her work.



Our Services


In addition to pick-up and delivery custom bouquets and custom arrangements, we provide the following services.


Weekly flowers

For corporate, retail, hospitality, and private homes.  Emphasize use of seasonal flowers, with consideration of client preferences, seasonal color, and longevity. 


From small family weddings to large gatherings. I have standardized pricing but will consult carefully and work with each client and create a plan focusing on what the client wants. [Small wedding 2-50 guests; Medium 50-175; Large 175+]

Parties & Events 

Small or large gatherings, in your home or at an event space. Baby showers, birthdays, and corporate events. Style can be unique depending on the occasion, time and place to suit your needs. 




Seasonal workshops: Mother’s Day arrangements, bridal shower crafts, summer wreaths and bouquets, autumn table decorations; holiday wreaths. Other themes on request. 


Past venues include West Elm in South Coast Plaza, Yolk Free Range Design in Silver Lake, and Hiroshi Beverly Hills. Create buzz and beautify your space with a floral style reflecting the character of your brand. 










For orders and inquiries

Contact by email or phone. We will reply within 24 hours. 

Email: hanayafloralworks@gmail.com 

(or complete the form below)

Phone: 323-391-7229




Our studio is located in Central Los Angeles, and we deliver flowers throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Special orders and those for business accounts are available in the wider area of Orange Country as well.  




Can be made by cash, check, Paypal, or Venmo.