Phillip Keon's arrangement of anthuria, white roses, chrysanthemums and a profusion of other material lay on top of the coffin during the service.
Some pictures during preparation......
At the general meeting of the Melbourne Chapter of Ikebana International on 14 October children's author, Tetsuta Watanabe gave an enthralling talk, alluding along the way to the similarities between his stories and ikebana, especially the key ingredients of simplicity, narrative and visual impact. He lives in the Dandenong ranges and many of his stories (in Japanese) are about the Australian bush.
Many members made arrangements with the theme of children in mind......
Some diary dates :
The next general meeting on Tuesday November 11 at
Toorak Uniting Church Hall, 603 Toorak Road, Toorak, will start promptly at 10 (note the earlier starting time).
There will be a demonstration by several members of the Shogetsudokoryu School who are visiting from Japan, led by the iemoto-designate.
A free-style workshop in the afternoon is for members only.
For further details please contact Mrs Chieko Yazaki : firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday November 30 , 1.30 -2.30, there will be an ikenobo demonstration and workshop at Rippon Lea House and Garden, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, led by Mrs Yukako Braun. It is part of the Spring Garden Festival of the National Trust, Victoria.
Everyone is welcome so tell friends and family.
Cost : $25 or $20 for National Trust members.
For further details: www.springgardenfestival.com.au