Members of the Melbourne Chapter again participated in the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this year. A combined exhibit of the five active ikebana schools in Melbourne was created. For the second year in a row the Ikebana International exhibit was awarded a Bronze Medallion. The photos below included some of the preparation and give an indication of the enormous amount of work that goes into this project each year.
As you can see the Japanese theme was powerfully communicated by the panoramic photo of the famous Tori Gate at the Miyajima Shrine.
In this photo President Chieko Yazaki is working on her arrangement.
The arrangement in the Flower Cart is by the Ohara members.
This work above is by members of the Ichiyo school.
Unfortunately he lack of side walls on the display area make it impossible to take a photo of the whole exhibit from the front. This is the left hand view. In the middle of this photo is a Rikka by members of the Ikenobo school.
This is the right hand side of the exhibit. With the Sogetsu school arrangement if the circular vessel at the front of the exhibit.
Congratulations are extended to Kaye Wong and the members her enthusiastic team who all contributed to this years exhibit.