Our collaboration with Garden by the Bay’s Sakura Tokidoki Opening Ceremony took place on 4 March 2022 with an Ikebana demonstration by four I.I. Singapore Chapter members/Master Instructors, Dr Leonard Lim from Ikenobo school, Ms. Midori Itai from Souami school, Datin Ong Kid Ching from Ohara school and Singapore Chapter Advisor Mr. Christopher Lim from Sogetsu school.
The demonstration arrangements were presented by our Chapter President Linda Soo – Tan to the following VIPs: Mr. Felix Loh, CEO Gardens by the Bay, on behalf of himself and Guest-Of-Honour, Ms. Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance & Second Minister for National Development; Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Jun Yamazaki; Mr. John Tan, Board Director, Gardens by the Bay.
The Opening Ceremony was then followed by a VIP tour to the Ikebana exhibition surrounded by the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms at the Flower Dome. The “Welcoming Spring – Hanami” exhibition comprised of 4 sessions with 9 different arrangements per week. All the Ikebana exhibits were specially chosen and arranged by our members from different Ikebana schools and opened to the public from 4 March to 3 April.