May, 2024 program "Contemporary Traditional, Traditional Contemporary

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31 

Alka Bhargava (Ichiyo) is an interior designer by training and an innovative floral designer with decades of experience including over 16 years of experience in Ikebana and over 3 decades in event decor spanning both corporate and private formal events. Alka is a Master in the Ichiyo shool of ikebana and has led and facilitated numerous workshops and demos domestically and internationally. She has won numerous awards including both the best in show and most creative, in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Art in Bloom competition, and top award winner in both the Philadelphia flower show and world association of flower arrangers.

Rayko Kurosaki (Enshu) started taking lessons in the Enshu ikebana School in San Francisco with Haruko Obata and Sakae Sakaki when she was in Jr. High. The simplicity of the classical style, which epitomizes Enshu appealed to her. She continued taking lessons over the years, with some breaks in between. When Sakaki Sensei retired, Rayko took over teaching her class at the El Cerrito Recreation Center. Rayko has exhibited at the biennial Flower Show, and made side arrangements at our monthly Friday meetings. Last year she represented Enshu at the Cherry Blossom Festival ikebana exhibit.


  1. Judy O'Shea on May 12, 2024 at 9:13 pm

    I would like to attend class on May 17 with an adult daughter.

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