The Ireland Japan Association is delighted to invite you to join our online webinar ‘Ikebana Demonstration’ together with Tomoko Sempo Yanagi, Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana Society and Chairperson of Ikenobo UK and Ireland Group.
This demonstration will include philosophy and history of Ikebana, how it relates to Japanese culture and even business ethics, followed by live Ikebana demonstration with tips on how to make small Ikebana arrangements at home.
Date: Saturday, 4th July 2020
Time: 10 a.m.
Registration: Webinar will take place online, and is open to the IJA members and non-members. Details will be sent to all registered participants via e-mail. Webinar is free of charge but registration is required by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tomoko Sempo Yanagi holds professor status with the Ikenobo School of Ikenaba. 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.
Photos: Tomoko Sempo Yanagi / www.ikenoboukandireland.com