You won’t want to miss this diverse and festive demonstration. Please join us for Ikebana Holidays presented by representatives of seven schools.
Toshiko Shaw has extensive training in three Schools of Ikebana since 1956, Ikenobo (in Japan), Wafukai and currently Aratame under the guidance of Sumi Metz. She teaches ikebana classes at her church and in her home and has exhibited frequently for Ikebana International..
Christina Schuknecht has always had an interest in Ikebana and her study of the Chiko School of Ikebana in 2005 with her sensei Michiko Hosoda. In 2006 she became a member of I.I., participated in our SF Chapter Flower Shows since 2007, displayed arrangements at many of our meetings, as well as participated in demonstrations for I.I. Christina is responsible for the beautiful photographs taken for our Chapter.
Beverly Walker had the good fortune to return to the Bay Area in 2003, and to discover Ichiei Sakaki teaching Enshu Ikebana. She is now in the capable hands of Rayko Kurosaki, who continues to present new techniques to master. She has received her flower name and an intermediate certificate, and countless hours of enjoyment.
Margaret Kurasaki has been a student of Ikenobo Ikebana, initially learning from her mother for close to 40 years. She has demonstrated ikebana at Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, service clubs and Japanese Festivals around the Bay Area. She is currently the treasurer of Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Northern California and the first Vice President of Ikebana Teacher’s Federation. She has served as a translator for visiting Ikenobo professors providing explanations during demonstrations and workshops.
Yasuko Naiki is a 4th term Master of the Ohara School of Ikebana. She was born in Tokyo. While in high school she began ikebana studies and received her instructor degree. After moving here, she resumed her studies with Grandmaster Suiyo Fujimoto in 2011. She is an active member of the Ohara Ikebana School,, Northern California Chapter and the North America Ohara Teachers Association, as well as Ikebana International.
Jane Naito has studied Ikebana for the past fifteen years with her sensei,, Joan Yusui Suzuki and holds her Nikyu Shihan Sanyo certificate from the Sogetsu School. Jane represented Ikebana International at the de Young Museum’s Bouquets to Arts floral exhibit in 2012 and is currently an annual exhibitor at the de Young’s annual event. Jane has also exhibits annually at the Filoli Flower Show and at the CherryBlossom Festival
Susan Okada joined the Wafu School of Ikebana in September 1995. She earned the Teachers degree in August 2001, and received her flower name “Nansei”. She was awarded the Sanyo degree in April 2009. Susan is an active member of the California chapter of Wafu Kai School of Ikebana,, Ikebana International and Ikebana Teachers Federation. She has participated in flower shows for all three organizations including Cherry Blossom Festivals in San Francisco and Cupertino. She also served as logistics chairperson for the last two Wafu Kai flower shows. Susan is our Chapter’s historian..
Holiday Bazaar – Shop Shop Shop !!!
This will be a fun time to shop! There will be food, ceramics by our favorite potters and crafts for sale. Please bring containers for our silent auction and donate holiday arrangements to be sold during the bazaar.