Our Chapter opened its program yearon October 10 with a demonstration andworkshop by Senior Ikenobo Professor Nanako Tingleaf, who also is one of oursenior most members with 47 wonderful years with our Chapter. She showedpictures and talked about the November c elebration of f all c hrysanthemums inJapan’s gardens, shrines and temples. Tingleaf sensei created several freestylearrangements using vertical and slanting orientations to inspire the participantsto create their own Ikenobo freestyle. She also made a lovely ShokaShimput ai.
It was a beautiful fall morning at Cherie Flores Pavillion and it was thewelcoming and happy spirit of the attendees that made the event so delightful.As a result, several former members and new guests decided to join or renewtheir membership. So, after our first event, our membership went up by fivepeople! It was truly the embodiment of Friendship through Flowers.
Toronto Chapter #208, Canada
The Ikebana International Toronto Chapter 208's annual show in 2023, themed "In Harmony with Nature," was held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on October 22nd. It was a resounding success with more than 200 attendees. The event received valuable support from the Consulate General of Japan...
New York Chapter #7, USA
Ikebana International New York Chapter proudly presented Professor Manabu Noda as the demonstrator of its 2023 Opening Program in collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden. For the last two years, we have had our opening programs at the New York Botanical Garden. Ikenobo Professor Manabu Noda,...
Sapporo Chapter #69, Japan
The final meeting of the Sapporo Chapter was held in December,2023. We had a special Hula dancer, Mayumi Tanaka as a guest. We discussed about the 60th anniversary and celebrated members whose birthday was December. Members also exhibited flowers at the site.
Mumbai Chapter #258, India
Workshop with Vines On 9th Octoberthe workshop was conducted by President Taruna Agarwal using fresh vines andfresh flowers at the Club in Mumbai. Thirty members participated in the workshop, includingtwo from the Japanese C onsulate, Mrs Sayuri Kaneko (Chief Consul’s wife) and a friend MrsChie Sutani. Fifteen...