Event Reviews

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31

I.I. April 19,2024 program

Playfully Creative

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31  Sumi Metz (Aratame) has studied and taught ikebana for more than 45 years. She has a deep understanding of ikebana traditions while exceeding those boundaries to interpret ikebana in purely contemporary works which reflect and complement modern life. Sumi’s ikebana has a joyful personality which always speaks to the…

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II Flower Show 2024

2024 Ikebana Flower Show

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31    Ikebana Exhibition Date: March 16 – 17, 2024 Time: 10am – 4pm Place: Golden Gate Park ~ County Fair Building Address: 9th & Lincoln Ave, on MLK Blvd   Sales of: Fresh Flower Arrangements, Ceramics, Ikebana Supplies and Silent Auction Demonstrations: Saturday, March 16, 12noon: Ohara: Mitsuko Maruyama…

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February 9,2024 program "Flowing Blossoms"

Flowing Flowers

San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31    Julie Nakatani was born in Tokyo, Japan. She came to the United States in late1950’s and grew up in San Francisco. She graduated from San Jose State University and currently resides in Cupertino.While still in grammar school, Julie began studying Ikenobo Ikebana, and continued to take lessons from…

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January,19,2024 Zoom Program Teacher Advisors

Teacher Advisors

Teacher Advisors San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31  Kayoko Suiyo Fujimoto (Ohara) began studying ikebana in High school and received her instructor’s certificate for Ohara Ikebana in 1952. She currently holds the Grand Master certificate. She has distinguished herself not only in her local ikebana activities but has been recognized by the Emperor of Japan…

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Holiday Bazaar 2023

Holiday Bazaar 2023

Holiday Bazaar 2023 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31  Come one, come all to the 2023 HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 11am. At noon, see a lovely demonstration performed by Ohara School’s Yasuko Naiki and Yoshiko Gilli: “Holiday Arrangements.” Yoshiko Gilli was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to California when she was 10 years old.…

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Cancellation of November 17th Meeting

November program which was scheduled to be held on November 17 is cancelled   Due to the possible impact from the Asian Pacific Economic Conference which will be held in San Francisco during the week of November 11 – 18, 2023, we need to cancel the November 17th I.I. program.

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Announcement of October 20, 2023 program. - Demonstrated by Sogetsu Artists

The Spirit of the Flower

The Spirit of the Flower San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31    M.J. “Kitei” Kelly began her love for growing plants as a young child helping her father plant and care for the family’s big garden. Since then she has directed her passion into growing and arranging flowers. She started by studying Western Arranging under…

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Announcement Sept 15, 2023

Hello Autumn

Hello Autumn San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #31    Fusako Seiga Hoyrup is the founder and President of the California Chapter of the Wafu School of Ikebana, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. She began her study of ikebana over 60 years ago in Japan under the 2nd Headmaster. She holds the Shukan Degree,…

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Announcement, May 19, 2023 Program

Tropical Paradise

  Tropical Paradise  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…

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