June 2022 Newsletter

Read the Chapter Presidents Letter • See Photos from the Ohara workshop + Kawamura Sensei’s Memorial Tree Dedication • Sept Workshop Location Secured! • Summer Ikebana

Los Angeles Chapter #4 • June 2022 Newsletter

Hello friends,

Our programming for the 2021 - 2022 season has wrapped. There were times when we had to cancel a workshop or postpone a luncheon this year due to spikes in the COVID Pandemic, but I am happy we have arrived at this moment together. You each contributed in your own special way to making our in-person events a success, masks and all. Thank you!

If you have not renewed your membership, please send in your renewal today! Thank you very much to the many who have mailed theirs. Michiyo, our treasurer and I are creating our submission to Japan. We’d like to give you your new membership card at our first meeting in September.

In the 2022 - 2023 season, Ikebana International Los Angeles, Chapter 4 will be celebrating its 65th year. The celebration size will depend on how much support the board has from you. Looking ahead, if each of you could do ONE of these tasks next year, it will help the chapter immensely.

  1. Email me the photos you take at an Ikebana International event

  2. Help for __ hour(s) at the Katen

  3. Arrive early to a workshop to help with set up

  4. Proofread the newsletter before it gets shared

  5. Bring a friend(s) who’s shown interest in ikebana to a chapter event

  6. Something else…

Tell me what task you can commit to completing here >>

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing to foster “friendship through flowers” when we resume our programming in fall. In this month's newsletter, enjoy a recap of our June Workshop and Memorial Event, find out where we are meeting in September, and share your summer Ikebana plans.


Fukuyo Tanaka

Chapter President

Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter #4

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 - Reiko Kawamura Memorial Ohara Workshop, Tree Dedication and Reception

Ohara Workshop and Reception

Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter 4 members and Reiko Kawamura's family gathered at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Sunday, June 19, 2022 to honor her. The day began with an Ohara workshop led by Reiko's student, Jose Salcedo. We had 30 participants this month.

In the workshop, attendees created a moribana arrangement using three materials. These arrangements are classified as Color Scheme moribana arrangements, using the Color Method. Color Scheme moribana arrangements express the beauty of the harmony and contrast of materials. The Color Method aims to express the beauty of color through the color, shape and textures of the selected materials. We appreciate Jose for facilitating this workshop.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the reception following the Tree Dedication. We appreciate you for bringing tasty items to share. Hopefully we can do more potlucks next season.

See Workshop and Reception Photos here >>