Setsuko Suisetsu Iwami was born in Kyoto, Japan and studied Ikebana with Ikenobo for five years in Japan before moving to the Bay Area. After moving she began studying Ikebana with Ohara School and continues her studies with her teacher, Ms. Suiko Maruyama. She currently holds the rank of 2nd Term Master. Setsuko is a board member of the Ohara School of Ikebana, Northern California Chapter and currently serving as Recording Secretary. As a member of North America Ohara Teachers Association, she attends as many conferences as possible in North America. She is also a board member of Ikebana Teachers Federation.
|Yoshiko Gilli was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to California when she was 10 years old. She began studying Ohara Ikebana in 1989. Mrs. Fujimoto has been her teacher since she began her studies. She received the 2nd term master’s degree in 2018. She belongs to the Ohara Ikebana School Northern California. Chapter, Ikebana International and the Ikebana Teachers Federation. She has participated in I.I. flower shows and|
|displayed at Bouquets to Art, San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival and displayed and demonstrated at the Ohara Chapter’s flower shows.|