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Message from the Director

On April 24th, 2010, we had held the celebration of our 20th Anniversary of Mercer Island Sogetsu Branch.  Mrs.Eikou Sumura, Sogetsu Headquarter's Master Instructor, gave 9 Ikebana demonstrations and conducted 3 workshops on April 25th and 26th.

We are pleased with the success of this commemoration event and look forward to further promote Sogetsu Ikebana.

Motto of Sogetsu School is "We could arrange Anything, Anywhere and Anytime."  When someone asked Sofu Teshigahara, the Founder, "If you are in the desert what do you arrange?"  Sofu Sensei replied "I might arrange the stones".

Finally, I would like to thank all members for your creativity, talents and personality you bring to our branch.

Mitsuko Hakomori.

Ikebana is the ancient art of Japanese art of flower arranging. This artistic medium combines the products of nature with man's creativity.

Sogetsu School is one of several creative movements, or schools, within the world of Ikebana. Sogetsu Ikebana features the idea that Ikebana may be arranged anytime, anywhere, by anyone and with any material. The Sogetsu School aims always to be alive, using plants, branches, grasses and flowers to express the natural shapes, graceful lines and color combinations to vividly express the experiences of the present age.

 

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<Apr. 2010>:  We were featured in The North American Post.

  > interview of Sumura-sensei (Japanese)

 

  > translated article (English)

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