A brief introduction to Ohara Ryu Ikebana is given to the participants. Then a workshop will be conducted with the participants, focusing on one of the introductory level forms of Ohara Ikebana. Review and critique will close the workshop.
Participants are welcome to register if they wish to observe, and do not need materials to observe. If you would like to register and participate, a list of materials needed is provided on the registration page. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions regarding materials.
Since 2005, Ms. Inoue has been teaching Ikebana in Chicagoland. She is a member of and an instructor in the Ohara School of Ikebana, both in Japan and in the U.S. Originally from Japan, Ms. Inoue practiced Ikebana, Tea Ceremony and Incense Ceremony from a young age. She moved to the U.S. where she received a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Then she accepted a teaching position at West Side High School, a public high school in Gary, Indiana.
Currently, Ms. Inoue is an active Ikebana lecturer, exhibiter and demonstrator who travels nationally and internationally. She has an active study group in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her principal teachers are the late Hougyoku Hirai, the late Kazuko Ernst, and Houhatsu Takeuchi. Ms. Inoue was also an Aikido student under the late Fumio Toyoda Shihan, founder of the Japanese Culture Center and Aikido Association of America/Aikido Association International.
To register, please visit this page: https://jaschicago.org/…/introduction-to-ohara-ryu…/