The Holiday Bazaar!
The popular and well-attended Holiday Bazaar is on December 9th, opening at 11 a.m.. Admission is free! Lunch is
available, as well as shopping for ikebana ceramics by member potters, fresh holiday flower arrangements,crafts, jewelry, hats, and beautifully packaged baked goods. The Silent Auction is a great way to recycle great containers. Donors establish the opening bid and keep 80% of the highest bid. This year we will not have the “re- gifting” or white elephant table.
We are pleased to welcome to our demonstration stage, three of the Ohara School’s most talented arrangers. The Ohara School is noted for its naturalistic treatment of flowers and arrangements that range from traditional to sculptural. The School originated the Moribana Style arrangement using low, wide containers which has been widely adopted by other schools. Heika style arrangements in tall vases are also frequently arranged. Our trio of arrangers were all born in Japan and we are fortunate to have them with us in the Bay Area. All three arrangers have exhibited and/or demonstrated for I.I., the Cherry Blossom Festival, Ohara Chapter shows as well as other venues. Collectively they have participated in the following organizations: Northern California Ohara Chapter, I.I., and North American Ohara Teachers Association (NAOTA) and Ikebana Teachers Federation.
Yoshiko Gilli holds a 2nd Term Associate Masters’ Certificate. and has been studying with Kayoko Suiyo Fujimoto since 1989. She was a U.S. Air Force Officer and nurse. Her interests are ikebana, gardening, bonsai, kusa-e, and photography. Yoshiko is currently the Workshop Chair for the Ohara Chapter.
Yoshiko Grave has been studying with Mrs. Kayoko Suiyo Fujimoto since 2009 and holds a 4th Term Masters’ Certificate. She is a very capable photographer and is the Historian for the Ohara Chapter.
Setsuko Iwami studied Ikenobo Ikebana for five years in Japan. However, in the Bay Area, she began studying Ohara School ikebana in 1994. She currently holds 3rd Term Masters’ Certificate and studies with Mitsuko Suiko Maruyama. She is Ohara Chapter’s Workshop Co-Chair. Setsuko is also practicing the Way of Tea with Omotesenke and is a senior technical translator/interpreter at Nikon Research Corporation of America in Belmont.