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Ikebana Demonstration | Online Webinar

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Ireland Japan Association is delighted to invite you to join an online webinar ‘Ikebana Demonstration’ presented by Ikebana master Tomoko Sempo Yanagi, Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana Society, and Chairperson of Ikenobo UK and Ireland Group.

Discover the art, history and specific techniques of Japanese flower arranging and learn tips on how to make beautiful Ikebana flower arrangements at your home.

This demonstration will include:
*Display of pre-arranged Ikebana works.
*History of Ikebana flower arranging art, and how it relates to Japanese culture and business ethics.
*Live Ikebana demonstration using materials easily available in supermarkets and/or gardens.

*Q&A time

Date: Sunday, 6th March 2022
Time: 11 a.m.
Online: Webinar will take place on Zoom and login details will be sent to all registered participants via e-mail.

* IJA Members: Webinar is free of charge for the IJA members but registration is required by e-mail: info@ija.ie
* Non-members: €5 (please book your tickets below)

Ikebana is an ancient and meditative Japanese art of flower arranging, initially known as Ikenobo, and cherished by emperors, high-ranked warriors and lords. It dates back to over 550 years ago and and is still practiced as a highly respected cultural art form all over the world maintaining traditional methods and incorporating several new styles that developed over the history.

‘Flowers are not only beautiful, but they could reflect the passing of time, and how we respond to an ever-changing future. There is beauty not only in an open flower, but also a flower’s bud which holds the energy of life as it opens towards the future. Together with flowers, humans are vital parts of nature and arranging Ikebana expresses this awareness.’ – Tomoko Sempo Yanagi

Guest speaker & presenter:
Tomoko Sempo Yanagi holds professor status with the Ikenobo School of Ikebana. Experienced in Ikebana since childhood. Her first public Ikebana demonstration was in California in 1989. After she moved to the UK in 1998, she exhibited her Ikebana works and conducted workshops at various places and occasions including The Embassy of Japan, Hammersmith and Fulham Flower Show, Ealing Central Library, YWCA Central Club, The Japan House and Friends of Bahamas. She was awarded a bronze medal at the Royal Horticultural Society, London Flower Show in 2001. She has been educated and lived in Japan, the US and the UK.

Please book your ticket/s here!
Ticket price: €5 per person (non-members only)
If you are an IJA member, please register for this event by email: info@ija.ie



Photos: Tomoko Sempo Yanagi / www.ikenoboukandireland.com