2014 Consul General's Commendation
Ikebana International, New York Chapter
President: 1993-5, 1978-79.
49 Consecutive Years - active board positions held since joining membership in 1965.
Founder and Appointed Director of Sogetsu New York Branch, 1970-91.
Horticultural Society of New York
1985-88 - Board of Directors
1986-88 - New York Flower Show Committee
Major Solo Public Exhibitions / Demonstrations and other Large Ikebana Installations:
3/2013 - Metropolitan Museum of Art, Demonstration, Japan Gallery, NYC
2/2011 - Museum of Natural History, Sakura Matsuri
Large-scale Installation and 4-day demonstrations, NYC
9/2009 - Japan Foundation Information Center, Carnegie Hall Stage Demonstration, NY
6/2008 - Parish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
3/2008 - Bronx Botanical Garden Orchid Show
10/2008, 10/2007 – New York Botanical Garden Kiku Matsuri
4/2007 - Central Park Arsenal - NY City Parks Department Arts Program, New York
1991-2001 - Artistic designs and demonstrations showcasing Hoya Crystal
(Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Gumps, Marshall Fields, Dayton-Hudson, Crystal Gayle, Hoya Madison Avenue Headquarters – covering 30 US Cities)
1998 - Whitney Museum, New York
Major Teaching Activities / Locations: 54 years since 1960
- Nippon Club, NYC (since 1968)
- Philadelphia Mainline Group, PA (1968-present)
- Dutchess-Putnam-Westchester Counties, NY (DPW Group established 1973)
- Capital District of Upstate New York (1980-present)
- Japan Society, New York, NY
- American Museum of Natural History, NY
- Parson School of Design, NY, 1989
Honors / Awards:
Nippon Club - "Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to Nippon Club and Students", 2014.
• Mohansho - Leadership
• Korosho - Effort
• Sofusho - Iemoto Sofu's Recognition
• Sogetsusho – Sogetsu Headquarter's Award
• Eiyosho - Iemoto Akane's Recognition for Continued Excellent Work, 2006
I.I. World Convention - Honorable Mention Essay, 2012
Horticultural Society of New York (HSNY),
"Best Artistic Arrangement using Tropical Flowers", New York Flower Show, 1992
11/2006 - Yanmar Dayori Interview, "Treasure of Japanese Culture", Vol 116, November 2006 Issue.
1983 - Fujisankai Television morning show interview. (Provided weekly set Ikebana arrangements, 1980-83)
1977 - Riji, Sogetsu School's highest teaching rank conferred by Iemoto Sofu Teshigahara
1967 - Jikimon. Studied under Mr. Sofu Teshigahara and Ms. Kasumi Teshigahara
1961 - Studied Ikebana with Mrs. Kazuko Ogura, Sogetsu School in NYC
1954 - Shimer College, IL, B.A.
1945 - First studied with Mrs. Fudeko Hamano, Ikenobo School in Fukuoka, Japan