Watch our Live Virtual Event from January 15, 2021 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - Series 5: Welcoming the New Year With the Elegance of Ikenobo

Introducing:
Ms Yumiko Ishii, Advisor for Cultural and Educational Affairs, Consulate of Japan, San Francisco

Day Chair: Louise Ow-Ling

Featuring Seven presenters from the Ikebana Schools of: Chiko, Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, Wafu

Presenters:
Sandra Hatcher - Ikenobo
Yoshiko Grave - Ohara
Yvonne Ip - Sogetsu
Leona Fung - Wafu

Music:
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, arrangement by James Leahy, New World www.nwicic.com

Watch our Live Virtual Event from December 11, 2020 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - Series 4: At Home for the Holidays

Introducing:
Ms Yumiko Ishii, Advisor for Cultural and Educational Affairs, Consulate of Japan, San Francisco

Day Chair: Mitzuko Maruyama

Featuring Seven presenters from the Ikebana Schools of: Chiko, Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, Wafu

Presenters:
Christina Schuknecht - Chiko
Leslie Wall - Ikenobo
Yoko Tahara - Ohara
Eko Tjoek - Sogetsu
Sahshah Middleton - Sogetsu
Keeth Souza-Courpet - Wafu
Sharon Krawetz - Wafu

Music:
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op. 71, Act 2: No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
Original arrangment by James Leahy 3/20 - 12/10, 2020

Watch our Live Virtual Event from November 20, 2020 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - Series 3: Autumn Ayre

Introducing:
Mrs. Hiroko Iryu, wife of Deputy Consul General of Japan
Hiroyuki Nomura Counsel for Cultural Affairs, San Francisco
Yumiko Ishii Advisor For Culteral & Educational Affairs, San Francsico Consulate

Featuring Ikebana Schools of: Enshu, Iehiyo, Ohara, Sogetsu, Wafu

A 30-minute demonstration by: Mitsuko Maruyama, Ohara School

Arangement Exhibits by:
Hiroko Maeda ~ Enshu
Alka Bhargava ~ Iehiyo
Yasuko Naiki ~ Ohara
Jane Naito ~ Sogetsu
Sharon Krawetz ~ Wafu

Watch our Live Virtual Event from October 16, 2020 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - Series 2: Sogetsu From Home

Introducing:
Mrs. Hiroko Iryu, Honorary President. Wife of Deputy Consul General of Japan
Day chair: Susan Okada

Featuring Ikebana Schools of: Wafu, Aratame, Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu.

A 30-minute demonstration by: Yoshiko Williams & Ron Brown

Arrangement Exhibits by:
Dianne Krueger ~ Enshu
Louise Ow Ling ~ Ikenobo
Setsuko Iwami ~ Ohara
Sahshah Middleton ~ Sogetsu
Thanh Nguyen ~ Wafu

Watch our Live Virtual Event from September 19, 2020 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - Series 1

Introductory statements by:
Mrs. Hiroko Iryu, Honorary President. Wife of Deputy Consul General of Japan
Mr. Hiroyuki Nomura, Patron Advisor Vice Consul of Japan
Day chair: Ron Brown
MC: Mitsuko Maruyhama

Featuring Ikebana Schools of Wafu: Aratame, Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu.
A 30-minute demonstration by: Thanh Nguyen
Arrangement Exibits by:
Irene Jenkins - Aratame
Sandra Hatcher - Ikenobo
Mitsuko Maruyama - Ohara
Ron Brown - Sogetsu
Susan Okada - Wafu

Explore and enjoy the elegant art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) as you scroll through these pages. This ancient Asian art is vibrantly practiced in contemporary interpretations by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Ikebana International with monthly programs of demonstrations and exhibits. Open to everyone, the programs bring together the large membership of the Chapter as artists from different schools of Ikebana present their creations.

Information about future and past programs is here, as well as other aspects about the Chapter. Founded in 1960, the Chapter is an affiliate of the Tokyo Headquarters of Ikebana International. Contact information is included and membership is open to anyone interested in Ikebana.