Sogetsu Ikebana Workshop - 2017

>>  6/28/2017

A big event is holding here now. It's a Japanese and Russian Culture Festival. 

The one of the Festival activities is the Sogetsu Ikebana workshop by the japanese teachers, Takako Nishimura-sensei and her team from Hokkaido. Few years ago our local Ikebana group became a Studio Group officially recognized by Mrs.Akane Teshigahara and Sogetsu School in Tokyo. So each year we are visited and cared by our teachers from Japan. 

ikebana sakhalin art museum

These last days in June made a wonderful meeting with the flowers and art. Inspite of my ability to attend only 2 of 4 lessons, I got a real pleasure to study. We learned how to create a vase for the floral arrangements by weaving a sphere vase with thin rotang.


Sogetsu Text Books:


sakhalin studio group
Ikebana workshop was held in Chekhov Museum. The hall with a photo exhibition was turned to the classroom.
The photos on the wall are by japanese artists sharing their vision of the Russian land. 

sogetsu ikebana lessons
Our studying group. We started with making a paper sphere.

ikebana rotang weaving
Learning how to make knots

how to bend sphere of rotang
My rotang sphere is done!
It can change the form to oval or whatever when sinked in water and pressed for a while

nishimura sensei sakhalin
Teachers explain the process and some tricks of the weaving

sogetsu study sakhalin nishimura takako
Love my sphere : ))
hokkaido nishimura 草月いけばなサハリン
The next step is to create an arrangement.
 I like this shot. Think you agree with me that it's important to surround yourself by a beauty

I choosed plants for my design

ikebana arrangement blue flowers
The idea is brought to life

blue floral design  草月レッスンロシア
This is how the details make a melody

Ladies at work

Minna no shyashin
A must have photo :)

The teachers show what else you can do with the spheres. 

sogetsu ikebana hokkaido takako nishimura
Nishimura-san got an ecochic hat 
With friends.
The outdoor ikebana installation in front of the art museum

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