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February 2023 Newsletter

Luncheon recap + photos | Attend the Ohara Workshop by Mayumi Onami Sensei | Reserve you Katen space + order lunch

Dear Los Angeles Chapter #4 Members,

It's 2023, under the lunar calendar, the year of Rabbit, or Usagi in Japanese. With the recent events in Monterey Park it's with a heavy heart we ring in this year. I hope everyone is embracing their loved ones more frequently and let's cherish each day we have with each other.

In this month's newsletter, enjoy a recap of the New Year's Luncheon and 65th Anniversary Celebration. Additionally get details on the February Ohara Workshop and our Annual Katen Spring Floral Exhibition.


Fukuyo Tanaka


New Year's Luncheon and 65th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, January 8, 2023, members of Ikebana International Los Angeles, Chapter #4 gathered at Courtyard by Marriott - Monterey Park for their New Year's Luncheon and 65th Anniversary Celebration. This was a wonderful opportunity for members to get together and deepen their friendship through flowers. See photos from the event and read this recap here >>

February Ohara Workshop

On Sunday, February 19th at 11:00 am, attend a workshop by Ohara School, Los Angeles facilitated by Mayumi Onami Sensei. The Workshop is Titled: “Landscape Moribana Realistic Method.”

Mayumi Onami Sensei will demonstrate how to make a landscape arrangement in a realistic method. This is one of Ohara schools signature arrangements which is freestyle and taught for students in an advanced level. A landscape arrangement creates a fictitious natural view in a limited space of container. The purpose is to express scenic beauty realistically. We will then be able to have an understanding of the natural growth environment and seasonal aspect of the material. Read a profile about Mayumi here >>

Things to Bring:

  • Flat round or oval container, 30 cm or 12 inches diameter

  • 2-3 Kenzans

  • Welcome to bring spring branches from people's garden for the arrangement

  • Additional floral material provided

Workshop Fee

  • Members: $25

  • Non Members: $50 (Includes $25 workshop fee + $25 One-time only Introductory Membership fee providing Regular Membership benefits during time of membership )

Registration Details

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for this workshop. We have reached capacity and look forward to your participation.


Pre-meeting social time will begin at 11:00 am with coffee, tea and light refreshments; the meeting/workshop starts at 11:30 am.


Workshop Room at USC Pacific Asia Museum: 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


This is Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter #4’s annual opportunity to show the public how beautiful, creative, and exciting ikebana can be. We are excited to be bringing this event to the USC-Pacific Asia Museum and are grateful they are hosting us this year.

Set-Up & Ikekomi Day

Friday, March 17, 2023

Exhibition Days

  • Saturday, March 18, 2023

  • Sunday March 19, 2023

To show flowers during this Katen join us by registering for your spot. The USC Pacific Asia Museum has a smaller exhibition space than the LA County Arboretum. Therefore, all arrangements will be either standard size or smaller. We have a meeting with the museum to discuss larger arrangements this month and will keep you informed.

This year, we are ordering boxed bento lunches for Set-Up & Ikekomi Day. If you would like one, it will be $20 per meal.

Arrangement Size

Arrangements will be standard size or smaller. If you are interested in making a larger

or group arrangement, please contact Leonard Brinkers

Member/Non-Member Fees:

Member: No Charge

Non-Member: $95 (includes Standard or Small Space, and membership into IILA)

RSVP by Friday, March 10, 2023

Or until all spots are filled, whichever comes first.

  • Mail fees to our treasurer or via paypal here

  • Add notes on check or in paypal that payment is for Katen and/or bento


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