Ikebana of Arizona’s membership tea was held in the North Valley Visitor’s center and included live music as well as a Sogetsu demonstration by long-time member Susan Allen.
Having just learned of the passing of Janet Ikeda, longtime member of Ikenobo Ikebana and Ikebana of Arizona, and for many years our primary translator and host for visiting Japanese professors, we would like to dedicate this past week’s Ikenobo demonstration to her memory. Janet made us all better and embodied the spirit of Ikenobo ikebana.
The 2018 visiting professor demonstration was held on March 9, 2018 at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Please enjoy the pictures from the demonstration.
Ikebana of Arizona’s Fall Fest attendees enjoyed a full day of demonstrations, culminating in a workshop where they were able to employ the techniques demonstrated by our three instructors. Sogetsu instructor Retta Marconi-Dooley demonstrated how to create striking effects with leaves.
Striking Effects with Leaves
Next, Ikenobo instructor and rosarian Marylou Coffman demonstrated jiyuka arrangements with roses. Last was Ikenobo professor Pat Kuffler who led a demonstration and workshop designing with leaves and roses. Attendees, then created their own arrangements which are displayed below.