Portland Chapter #47
The program, “95 Years of Sogetsu Ikebana,” was led by Nana Bellerud Sensei, who used the goals and achievements of the School’s four headmasters to illuminate that title. All Sogetsu members present participated in weaving a rich history: through beautiful arrangements, some live, some from glossy photos in books; through a clever game of Sogetsu trivia, in which Nana asked the questions and Sogetsu members answered them. The Sogetsu Chapter founder, Mrs. Kodachi, shared her personal experience with the 2nd headmaster, Kasumi Teshigahara, who had visited Portland in 1973.
Thank you to all the schools of Sogetsu for presenting your program in such a creative way!