Sogetsu Ikebana Los Angeles Branch
Sogetsu is one of several ikebana flower arranging schools founded in Japan, but now followed by practitioners throughout the world. The Sogetsu School was founded by the late headmaster Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu developed a school of ikebana that was deeply rooted in Japanese tradition, yet embraced the evolving requirements of the modern age. The current headmaster, Akane Teshigahara, is the fourth generation in a succession of family members to lead the school. Her beautiful, bold and delicate works have been shown in exhibitions worldwide.
In the Spring of 1985, Sogetsu headquarters in Japan officially established the Los Angeles Branch as part of its North American Overseas Division.
• The Sogetsu Los Angeles Branch Fall 2020 Katen will be an online event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the Sogetsu exercise of using various locations for creating ikebana, each arrangement will be photographed in the member's home. The Japanese Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) will host this event. Please go to the link www.jaccc.org.
• Sogetsu Los Angeles Branch New Year Luncheon and General Meeting
To be held at Quite Cannon, Montebello, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Sign up to attend on Eventbrite.
• Katen 2020 at LA County Arboretum, June 26, 2020
• October 18-20, 2019 Orchid Show at Huntington Library and Gardens