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

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - 8: Hope Blooms With Flowers

"Hope Blooms With Flowers"
Demonstrators:
Setsuko Iwami ~ Ohara
Sharon Krawetz ~ Wafu
Welcome Ms. Yumiko Ishii, Researcher/Advisor of JICC
Consulate General of Japan in SF
Arrangement Exhibits by:
Dianne Krueger ~ Enshu
Rebecca Shaw ~ Ikebobo
Yoko Tahara ~ Ohara
Michiko Shimoda ~ Sogetsu
Susan Okada ~ Wafu

Media Production and broadcasting services provided by
New World Computers, nwcic.com
Music:
Debussy - Arabesque. Luc Laporte Sr, on piano

 

 

Watch our Live Virtual Event from March 19, 2021 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - 7: Harmony

Kika Shibata presents 6 live demonstrations with the theme: Harmony
Arrangements by:
Katsuko Thielke
Helen Tashima
Yasmin Spiegel
Gloria Lee
Judy Ting
Ron Brown

Thank you to those who visited today from locations in: Italy, Mumbai, New Delhi and more countries. And visitors from the US, in: Colorado, Ottawa, Florida, Boston, San Diego, Houston, Touscon, and Chico.

Media services provided by New World Computers: Music video, animations, recording, Facebook Live and Zoom. Music: This version of Late Winter Early Spring was recorded March 10-26. It was provided without charge to Ikebana, a non profit artist group.
Late Winter Early Spring Music by:
Palladium String Quartet
Violin: Chu Jua Xia
Viola: Hideo Usoro
Cello: Subora Tesfaue
Bass: Salma Fasil
Lead Guitar: James Leahy
Rhythm Guitar: Lance Gaarder

Credit to current owner of Late Winter Early Spring, 1972
ASCAP 581136653
ASCAP 627166639

 

Watch our Live Virtual Event from Febrary 19, 2021 - Facebook Live

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - 6: Sharing the Love of Flowers

Ikebana in the Virtual Age - 6: Sharing the Love of Flowers
Day Chair: Keeth Souza-Courpet

Live simultaneous presentations by
Louise Ow Ling - Ikenobo
Ron Brown - Sogetsu

Exhibit Arrangements:
Mitsuko Maruyama - Ohara
Connie Chen - Wafu
Nadine Suyehiro - Ikenobo
Mina Lum - Sogetsu
Irene Jenkins - Aratame

Video introduction, conclusion and music by New World
Music: Vivaldi Largo (winter), rewritten for viola, strings and piano. 2021
James Leahy, New World www.nwicic.com

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.