Welcome to Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch. We are celebrating 40 years of presenting the art of Sogetsu Ikebana to our community and countless visitors. Through the Branch’s programs, we hone our members’ artistic skills, ever mindful of the words of Sogetsu’s founder, Sofu Teshigahara (1900 – 1979), that “Ikebana is a formative art” which stresses individual creativity. Through our biennial flower shows, we present the many varied styles of Sogetsu Ikebana.
Save the Date!! Annual General Meeting
Our annual general meeting will be held on March 29th, in the Recreation Room of the San Francisco County Fair Building, beginning at 12 noon. We will have a review of the past year's activities and elections of officers for 2014 to 2016. A special feature of the program will be a demonstration/workshop given by Michiko Shimoda. She will demonstrate the making and use of containers made from cardboard. (See photo above) In the workshop, participants will create a container from cardboard and make an arrangement. This should be a very exciting event. Details will be posted at a later date.
The Calendar page contains the dates for the 2014 Branch programs. Please mark the dates in your calendars.
ArtScape 2014, our biennial flower show, is schedule for September 27 and 28, 2014. Information and announcements about this event can be found by clicking the ArtScape tab.
Hawai'i Celebrates 50 years. The Hawai'i Branch will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on February 9, 2014. Master Instructor Toshiyuki Ohki will be the featured guest demonstrator. Click here for details about this exciting event.
Director Brown's January newsletter is now available. Click here to down load.
Last updated 12/29/13