On 9th August, the Hiroshima Peace Day service was conducted at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne. Ikebana International was asked to take part at the 70th Anniversary event. Elizabeth Angell and Chieko Yazaki created ikebana works in the church. Their arrangements were much admired and on display for a week.
A 2.4 metre magnolia tree branch, with King protea, Calla lily, Chrysanthemum and Camelia foliage were used for this arrangement by Chieko, assisted by Pascal and Minghua.
Chrysanthemum, Gymea lily leaf, vine and berries were used in this work by Elizabeth.
The ladies of the flower guild of St Paul's looked on during the process.