Fusako Hoyrup is one of our most treasured and respected members. She is President of Wafu-kai California Chapter and is located in Cupertino. She is one of the hardest working and most dedicated teachers we have and after six decades she has a very large following of students and teachers of Wafu-kai.
Mrs. Hoyrup believes that flowers can promote international accord as they are a universal language of beauty among all cultures and she works at this constantly to bring cultures together through her art of ikebana.
Fusako-sensei was born and educated in Japan and studied under the late Wafu School Headmaster, Wafu Teshigahara, before locating to the United States. She holds the Shukan degree, which is the highest in the Wafu School.
Mrs. Hoyrup’s accolades and awards are numerous and include distinguished teaching awards from Bay Area colleges and adult education. She was inducted into the Bunka Hall of Fame in 2010 for her excellence and contribution to ikebana. In 2015, the Consul General of Japan, in San Francisco, Mr. Jun Yamada, recognized her for her continuous effort to share the art of ikebana in California promoting friendship and a deeper understanding between California and Japan.
You will find Fusako-sensei teaching at the Adult and Community Education Program in the Fremont Union High School District and private lessons. She is a very active member of all of the flower organizations in the Bay Area and has served on the board and is past president of the Ikebana Teachers’ Federation, as well as a School Advisor for I.I. She is also an associate member of Sacramento and Monterey I.I. Chapters. She teaches internationally and throughout the United States. We are most fortunate to have her as an outstanding teacher and leader of one of our schools.