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Gentle Beast takes pride in spreading joy with its floral arrangements

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                                Fresh imported flowers arrived for the workshop catering to a visiting Japanese clientele on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Gentle Beast Floral at the Ward Centre. Here, Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga brought out a puppy named “Charlie Ventura” for a moment of levity.
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Fresh imported flowers arrived for the workshop catering to a visiting Japanese clientele on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Gentle Beast Floral at the Ward Centre. Here, Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga brought out a puppy named “Charlie Ventura” for a moment of levity.

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                                Flowers at Gentle Beast are ordered from Japan and Europe. Wang Nobriga’s signature arrangement style utilizes five or six different flowers.
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Flowers at Gentle Beast are ordered from Japan and Europe. Wang Nobriga’s signature arrangement style utilizes five or six different flowers.

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                                A flower designs by Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga.
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A flower designs by Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga.

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                                Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga worked with Misako Hayashi on a floral arrangement during a recent workshop at Gentle Beast at Ward Centre.
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Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga worked with Misako Hayashi on a floral arrangement during a recent workshop at Gentle Beast at Ward Centre.

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                                Sachi Matsuura, left, and Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga gather flowers to be used at a recent workshop at Gentle Beast floral salon. Matsuura, a florist in Moriguchi, ­Japan, owns the Happy Come shop and has been Wang Nobriga’s mentor for three years.
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GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

Sachi Matsuura, left, and Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga gather flowers to be used at a recent workshop at Gentle Beast floral salon. Matsuura, a florist in Moriguchi, ­Japan, owns the Happy Come shop and has been Wang Nobriga’s mentor for three years.

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Fresh imported flowers arrived for the workshop catering to a visiting Japanese clientele on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Gentle Beast Floral at the Ward Centre. Here, Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga brought out a puppy named “Charlie Ventura” for a moment of levity.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Flowers at Gentle Beast are ordered from Japan and Europe. Wang Nobriga’s signature arrangement style utilizes five or six different flowers.
COURTESY GENTLE BEAST
                                A flower designs by Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga worked with Misako Hayashi on a floral arrangement during a recent workshop at Gentle Beast at Ward Centre.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Sachi Matsuura, left, and Kaiwen “Kai” Wang Nobriga gather flowers to be used at a recent workshop at Gentle Beast floral salon. Matsuura, a florist in Moriguchi, ­Japan, owns the Happy Come shop and has been Wang Nobriga’s mentor for three years.