Renee Niño de Rivera's Sogetsu Ikebana Club will hold an Ikebana flower arrangement exhibition at the Japan Information Center Gallery at the Consulate-General of Japan in New York from January 13 through 17. New Year's themed Ikebana will be on display using traditional New Year materials such as pine, bamboo, and Japanese plum as well as other winter flowers.
Ikebana, Japanese style flower arrangement, first appeared in the Muromachi period ( 1392 – 1573 ) along with other traditional Japanese arts, including Noh plays and the tea ceremony. It was first practiced by samurai and was mainly a male art form, but it became popular for women during the Meiji period ( 1868 – 1912 ) as part of their education.
The Sogetsu school was established by Sofu Teshigawara. Based on " Shin, Soe and Hikae (the first, second and third main stems) ", Sogetsu allows arrangers to express their style creatively.
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Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
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January 13 - 17, 9:30AM - 4:00PM
* Please bring photo IDs