Monday, 19 May 2014

Japanese Festival at Box Hill

Once again four ikebana schools prepared beautiful arrangements for the Japanese Festival at Box Hill Town Hill and TAFE college on 18th May 2014
There was a constant stream of admirers and many expressions of interest for more information.
The Festival was very lively in general with dancing, drumming, martial arts, lots of Japanese food and tea. Not to mention the ikebana.
It is an annual event, if you missed it this year.

Ohara school

Ichiyo school

Ikenobo school

Sogetsu school

The Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Victoria is also marking its 50th anniversary this week with a series of special events.
Mr Tetsunori Kawana  will give a demonstration at the Deakin Edge auditorium in Federation Square on Wednesday 21 May at 7 pm.

You may remember the large wave-like bamboo sculpture  which he built in the garden of NGV in 2009 with the help of members of the school.

This week's demonstration will be another opportunity to watch a master at work.
Tickets are $40. They can be purchased on the night or at

An exhibition showcasing the work of Victorian members of the Sogetsu school
at Yarra Gallery in Federation Square
 will run from Tuesday 20th May until Sunday 25th May
11 am - 6 pm daily.

Photographs of the exhibition arrangements will be available at