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.

The Calendar page contains the dates for the 2014 Branch programs.  Please mark the dates in your calendars.  Please not the following dates:

December 5th and 6th - Kika Shibata, Director of Sogetsu San Jose-South Bay Branch, celebrates her 50th anniversary of teaching with a dinner and demonstration and two workshops.  Please contact Julie Oba at julienoba@me.com for further information.  

December 13th is a demonstration and workshop given by Danny Schiebel on "Tapigami".  You may remember Danny at ArtScape 2014 making flowers, animals and other objects out of masking tape.  This promises to be an exciting program. Location will be announced shortly.

January 23rd is our annual New Year's Luncheon.  It will again be held at Scott's Seafood Restuarant in Jack London Square, Oakland.  Details to follow.  

We are currently experiencing difficulties with our website updates.  Sorry for the inconvience.  We hope to have the problems corrected soon.  Any questions, please contact director Brown at kodobrown@gmail.com.

Director Brown's July newsletter is now available.  Click here to down load.

Last updated 07/11/14