Deep Flowers

Portrait of a radical floral artist and his extreme works

Japanese floral artist Makoto Azuma is known internationally for his bold, vibrant, and radical "ikebana" flower arrangements that juxtapose plants with extreme and unnatural environments. In the past Azuma has frozen flowers in blocks of ice, for example. Now he is embracing two new challenges: ikebana in the deep seas and ikebana in space. NHK's 4K cameras capture Azuma's passionate quest to pose questions about life through his art. They also capture the heightened beauty of flowers blooming at the far ends of the earth and beyond.