Ikebana International 10th World Convention
May 1-4, 2012 at Grand Pacific Le Daiba, Tokyo
Inherit the spirit of Ikebana and evolve into a peaceful world
Day 0 (April 30, Monday)
9:00- Set up
10:00 Joint Meeting
12:00 Friendship Room Open
12:00 Pre-Registration
13:00 Resolutions Com Meet
15:00 Minutes Appr Com Meet
16:00 Discussion Leaders Meet
Day 1 (May 1, Tuesday)
8:00 Prep for Exhibition
8:30 Registration
9:00 Friendship Room Open
10:00 Culture Prog (1) (2) (3)
13:30 Culture Prog (4) (5) (6)
16:00 Tape Cut for Exhibition
16:00 Exhibition Open
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:25 Welcome Dinner
Day 2 (May 2, Wednesday)
9:00 Friendship Room Open
10:00 EGM
10:00 Exhibition Open
10:00 Open Public Program
11:30 Members' Demo (1) (2)
13:00 Demo by Ohara
14:40 Demo by Mishoryu
16:20 Demo by Ichiyo
17:30 Members' Demo (3) (4)
19:00 Dinner
Day 3 (May 3, Thurthday)
9:00 Friendship Room Open
9:00 Business Meeting-1
10:00 Exhibition Open
10:00 Open Public Program
11:30 Members' Demo (5) (6)
13:00 Forum
14:40 Demo by Ryusei-ha
16:20 Demo by Ikenobo
17:30 Members' Demo (7) (8)
19:00 Dinner
Day 4 (May 4, Friday)
9:00 Breakfast Meeting
11:30 Business Meeting-2
16:00 Demo by Sogetsu
19:00 Sayonara Banquet
Members' Demonstrations
The nine ikebana masters who gave member demonstrations represented a vigorous mix of backgrounds and aesthetic interests. Their choices of styles and arrangements delighted attendees and added brilliance to the two-day event. Some brought materials and containers, which included such things as Finnish birch bark and a snatch of wood from the Sahara. The member demonstrations are a balance and counterpoint to the school Demonstrations, presenting highly experienced masters of ikebana from many countries and cultures.

demo111 Joan Perkins, Sydney #36
Her three ikebana clearly demonstrate her mastery of the minimalist challenge. Her work was full of surprises and strong statements, with but three elements composing each arrangement. Making difficult arrangements seem effortless is true evidence of her skill in the Sogetsu styles and of her role as a master pupil of Norman Sparnon

demo121 Jean Houlton, St. Petersburg FL #65
She is president of the Ichiyo School Florida Chapter. Wearing a charming variation of a splash-patterned (kasuri) mompe work outfit, Mrs. Houlton made two imaginative arrangements. One, composed of allium, calla lily, baby's breath, and an open construction of white paper, evoked the bright zephyrs of spring. The other, using a white bird-of-paradise flower and leaves pasted with bright textile patterns expressed Florida's subtropical ambience.

demo131 Ingrid Tosei Galvagni, MAL Italy
Her experience as a world traveler and her long commitment to ikebana as a master of the Wafu School of Ikebana were evident in the four strongly contrasting and simple, yet lyrical arrangements that she created. The containers were all carried from Italy. Her stated practice of inner quiet when arranging reinforced the spiritual aspect of the art of ikebana.

demo141 Elaine Hosui Gagneux, Geneva #143
Her four ikebana\a formal, white container using spirea, rose, and Asparagus cochinchinesis; a minimalist charmer, with calla lily and ochroleruca; a green Chinese style vase and lily magnolias as main element, symbolic of spring; a classic moribana expressing the delicate beauty of Japanese flowering trees\demonstrate the Ohara School's compositional elegance at its best.

demo151 Emily Lee Wu, Taipei #105
Her deep commitment to and long association with Ikenobo were evident in all of her arrangements. Two contemporary arrangements, a shoka shimputai and a rikka shimputai (with palm leaf) reflected her delight in whimsical compositions. A bamboo flower basket with handle was a friendly and giftable container for a classic free style arrangement.

demo161 Ingrid Luders, Cleveland #20
She is not only a Grand Master of the Ohara School, but has studied the art of the potter as well. Her two arrangements are a Rising Form in Hana-isho arranged in a generous white porcelain bowl, and a Rimpa style ikebana, the lyrical style for which the Ohara School is famous, with rabbit-ear iris and flowering cherry expressing the beauty of spring.

demo171 Liisa Nurminen, Helsinki #193
Sogetsu 1st degree Riji Liisa Nurminen first utilized an unusual ceramic container made by her sensei, Sogetsu Master Teacher Koka Fukushima. The unusual pine branch that she brought from Finland was arranged with yellow tsuru-sokei flowers, which "are very rare in my country." A whimsical green glass container allowed a light arrangement of vertical lines, and a third container was a foil to use Finnish birch bark.

demo181 Corrie van der Meer-Fisher and Jeanne Rauwenhoff, Netherlands #215
These two masters of the Ichiyo School have often demonstrated in tandem in Europe, and each has exhibited widely around the world. Their four arrangements dramatically demonstrate the versatility and creative potential of the Ichiyo School, ranging from a classical morimono to an eye-catching and spectacular playful use of horizontal line.
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