The meeting on 8th May was attended by 38 people including our co-patron Mrs Yoko Matsunaga, wife of the Consul General of Japan, and 5 other visitors. The theme for the meeting was Autumn Grasses in a Basket. A demonstration on the theme was given by Aiko Nakada, head of the Ohara School in Melbourne.
Aiko created a beautiful naturalistic arrangement in a tall basket using a variety of autumn materials. The tallest material capturing the autumn grasses feeling was a stem of variegated miscanthus.
Here is her completed work. Below are some of the arrangement made by other members at the meeting.