Wednesday, 24 April 2019

AUTUMN IN A BASKET


As is usually the case at this time of year, the meeting on the 9th April had the theme of a seasonal ikebana arrangement made in a basket. The demonstrator at the meeting was Aiko Nakada, the head of the Ohara School of Ikebana in Melbourne.


In this photo Mrs Nakada had just completed the arrangement and was explaining some of the particular details of the arrangement from the perspective of the Ohara School.


Here is her completed arrangement. The tall rectangular basket has a fine close-weave and the corners are reinforced by more sturdy bamboo strips which are also used for the handle.


The meeting was a significant one for all of the Melbourne members of the Ohara School in particular. Mrs Nakada will return to Japan in June having lived in Melbourne for the last 18 years. She has taught ikebana in this city for over 14 years and, as a committed member of Ikebana International, has contributed significantly to the Melbourne Chapter. She was presented with farewell gifts from the the Melbourne Chapter of Ikebana International among whom she counts many friends made over those years.


Senior members of the Ohara School, Melbourne Branch, left to right: Lyn Wong, Aiko Nakada, Judy Hajdu, Felicia Huang, Josephine Tan. Lyn Wong will assume the role as the next Head of School for the Ohara Branch in Melbourne. 

Below are photos of the arrangements made by members of the Chapter at the meeting.


Lyn Wong, Ohara School


Beverley Webster, Sogetsu School


Christopher James, Sogetsu School


Emily Karanikolopoulos, Sogetsu School


Felicia Huang, Ohara School


Josephine Tan, Ohara School


Judy Hajdu, Ohara School


Elizabeth Angell, Sogetsu School


Marcia Lamrock, Sogetsu School


Margaret Leung, Sogetsu School


Nicole MacDonald, Sogetsu School


Pat Hetrel, Sogetsu School


Bill Williams, Ikenobo School


Eugenia Chudacek , Sogetsu School


Lee Johnstone, Sogetsu School


Lara Telford, Sogetsu School


Rachael Lok, Shogetsudo Koryu School


Sally Wilkinson, Ohara School


Trish Ward, Sogetsu School.




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