21st May 2019

Today we speak to Sticks’n’Sushi and their floral designers In Water Flowers about their Japanese Goddess installation which can be found adorning the corner of Sticks’n’Sushi Chelsea.

Name of installation: Japanese Goddess

Inspiration behind your creation?
With ‘Under the Sea’ as the theme for this year’s Chelsea in Bloom we wanted to make sure our design had relevance to the client’s venue. Sticks n Sushi is the main influence. With this in mind, we looked towards Japanese legend & fairy tales of the sea. We were inspired by the Kannon Kanzeon Botatsu, a buddhist goddess of mercy, we read folklore tales of sea creatures and Otohime, Princess of the sea from the famous fairy tale Urashima Tarō.
With all these elements in mind we created a Japanese inspired sea goddess design whose kimono & body become the waves encapsulating the world under the sea.
To compliment the modernity of the restaurant we will keep the colours vibrant and fresh taking influence from Manga creations.
To bring in the Danish Norse mythology, Rán who is a goddess and a personification of the sea. Rán and her husband Egir, a jötunn who also personifies the sea, have nine daughters, who personify waves. In our design at the bottom we have waves which represent the nine daughters.

Are you running any promotions in tandem with Chelsea in Bloom?
We will be offering an exclusive menu specifically created for Chelsea in Bloom.

What does Chelsea Flower Show mean to you?
We are extremely excited to be part of Chelsea in Bloom and the world class flower show which we know transforms the streets of Chelsea. This is our first year being involved and we are delighted to celebrate with the rest of our neighbours and for such a meaningful theme.