Category Archives: Demonstrations

Christmas Demonstration & Workshop


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Holiday Workshop by Retta marconi-Dooley, Sogetsu School

Location: Kate Secrest’s Clubhouse
Stonegate Clubhouse

The Christmas demonstration by Retta was fabulous as always. Lots of beautiful flowers were provided for the members and guests to work with and enjoy. It had a Western Christmas theme. The first five photo’s are from Retta’s Demo and the rest are some of the members creations.

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Professor’s Demonstration & Luncheon 2015

A fantastic demonstration by Professor Makoto Fujii and a superb luncheon was had by all. He lives in Kyoto. It was the Professor’s birthday on Thursday, so there are a couple photos included with his demonstration. The smaller photos at the end are the actual arrangements and are taken from the Ikenobo Chapter files.
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March 7th Demo & Lunch

Friday, March 7, 2014
Demonstration by Visiting Ikenobo Professor from Japan.  We are pleased to announce that Ikenobo Visiting Professor, Mr. Yoichi Mizutani, will be presenting a demonstration for us.   As always, it will be a privilege and a joy to watch this talented Sensei from Japan, creating works of art.   Professor Mizutani began his study of Ikenobo ikebana in 2004, and in 2011 he graduated from the Advanced Course at the Ikenobo Central Training Institute, Ikenobo Headquarters, Kyoto. He has since completed the Special Advanced Courses in Shoka at the Ikenobo Central Training Institute. In 2011, the professor presented a “Reishiki- ike” ceremony and ikebana demonstration during the Ikenobo event in the Taipei International Flora Exposition, Taiwan. The same year, he visited China as a member of the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths Programme. As a staff member, he participated in the Special Demonstration held at the Tokyo Forum in 2012 celebrating the Ikenobo Ikebana 550th year of recorded history.

Professor Yoichi Mizutani lives in Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, and teaches ikebana at his own classroom. In addition to his teaching and study of Ikenobo, Professor Mizutani enjoys music and playing classical guitar.

Ron Brown Sogetsu Demo & Workshop 2013

Our October meeting was both a demonstration and luncheon followed by a hands-on workshop. Ron Brown, who holds the rank of Jonin Somu in the Sogetsu School, will be coming from Sonoma County, CA to present our first program of the year. He will do a demonstration of Sogetsu designs starting at 9:30 am, including one or two complete arrangements for our raffle.After lunch Ron Sensei will be giving a workshop from about 1:30pm to 3:30pm, using unconventional materials. Ron Sensei is a wonderful teacher and lots of fun to work with. It was a wonderful treat to have him with us.

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