Demonstrations by Teachers from Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu School
Location: MHS at Elm Bank, Hunnewell Building, 900 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02482
Date: February 21, 2012
Using Same Materials. Guests are Welcome

Curly willow, tulips or amaryllis all signify the emergence of spring. These materials were used as the basics for arrangements made by teachers of the Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu schools as the program for the February general meeting of the Boston Chapter. Using similar materials, the demonstrators made arrangements exemplifying the principles of their own schools.

Jorge Padilla-Zamudio of the Ikenobo school, made an arrangement in the modern Rikka style. He used curly willow, tulips, anthurium which was enhanced with flax and other leaf material.

Hiroko Matsuyama of the Ohara school made a flowing, spring-like arrangement using curly willow and tulips, with no kenzan.

Sogetsu teachers, Tomoko Tanaka and Dora Lee demonstrated using principals of their school; such as line, plant material and color. Tomoko combined palm fronds, amaryllis and flax leaves for her creation, while Dora used baby’s breath, tulips and umbrella ferns.

All three school presenters exhibited joy and creativeness as they conveyed the concepts of their individual schools to the appreciative II members in attendance.