MJ Kitei Kelly has studied Sogetsu ikebana for 13 years and holds a 4th Grade Teacher Certificate. Currently Co-President of the Sacramento I.I. Chapter, she trained in interior design and art. She is active in western floral design groups as well as ikebana. She also exhibits regularly at the Sacramento Camellia Show.
Yuki Mido began ikebana studies at age 18 when she was at university in Japan. In 2013 she received her 3d Grade Teacher Certificate. In addition to her active membership in the Sacramento Chapter, she is a member of I.I. San Francisco Bay Area and the Ikebana Teachers Federation and exhibits widely, including the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival.
Miwako Nishi began studying Sogetsu ikebana while living in Texas. She returned to California in 2002 received the teachers diploma of 2nd Jonin Sanyo in 2015. She also is a member of I.I. San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Sogetsu San Jose-South Bay Branch and the Ikebana Teachers Federation. She exhibits for them, including the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival.
Helen Kosoku Tashima has studied Sogetsu ikebana since 1991. She is Coordinator for the monthly Sogetsu classes in Sacramento and also is the Corresponding Secretary for the Sacramento Chapter. She is a member of Sogetsu San Jose-South Bay Branch and holds a 3d Grade Teacher Certificate. She often exhibits in flower shows in Sacramento and the Bay Area.
Kimi Kika Shibata, born in Japan and schooled from an early age in Sogetsu by her mother, holds the highest Sogetsu rank of Riji. She has taught Sogetsu ikebana for more than 50 years and has received many prestigious honors, most recently the Bunka Hall of Fame Award for Ikebana from the Japanese American Association of Northern California (2015). She also is Sogetsu Regional Director for North America. She teaches throughout California and the USA.