Saturday, 24 June 2017

MEMORIES of OKINAWA

At the June meeting members who had attended the Ikebana International Convention in Okinawa gave an presentation illustrated with 'slides' about their experiences. All spoke about the pleasure of sharing their passion for ikebana with people from around the world as well as other experiences of being in Japan.

Those who participated in the exhibition were invited to re-created their exhibition work.


Cheiko Yazaki re-created her ikebana in two white ceramic troughs.


Elizabeth Angel re-created her arrangement using flexible, easy to carry, man-made materials teamed with colour matched flowers.

Unfortunately I was unable to photograph Emily Karanikolopoulos' work on the day. 



The two photographs above, are the original works Emily created in the member's demonstration session, in the presence of their Imperial Highnesses.

Other members of the Chapter created their own arrangements on the theme: Tropical Ikebana, inspired by the convention being in Okinawa. This challenge, in the Melbourne winter, was successfully met as you can see in the ikebana below.


Aiko Nakada



Lara Telford



Beverley Webster



Betty Karanikolopoulos



Lee Johnstone



Marcia Lamrock



Toula Karanikolopoulos



Dianne Zaviska



Nicole MacDonald



Philip Keon



Sally Wilkinson


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