In June we welcome Jose Salcedo to lead us through an Ohara Workshop to celebrate his Ohara sensei and Ikebana International member Reiko Kawamura. In the workshop, attendees will create 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.
Join us after the workshop for a tree dedication memorial ceremony for Kawamura Sensei. Get full details about the event and read about Kawamura Sensei in this heartfelt memorial by Armando Argandona >>
Theme: Ohara Ikebana
Instructor: Jose Salcedo
Date: Sunday, June 19 , 2022
Location: Palm Room at the Los Angeles Arboretum - 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Time: Pre-meeting social time will begin at 9:30am with coffee, tea and light refreshments; the meeting/workshop starts at 10:00 am.
Please register for this workshop by completing this form and returning it to Michiyo Nakamura with your registration fee. As always, you are welcome to bring a friend to any of our workshops at the non-member registration fee.
Workshop Supplies & Materials
Vase/vessel/Container: Low bowl container (suiban) that is 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
Kenzan: Two kenzans, 3" or 4" diameter
Flower Scissors: Bring your own
Materials: Will be provided
About Jose Salcedo
Personal & Professional:
1960 – Born in Los Angeles, California
1982 – Received a B.A. degree from Occidental, Major: Physics, Minor: Mathematic
1984 – Received an M.S.E.E. from University of Southern California, emphasis: Computer Engineering
1984 – 2020: Senior Software engineer. Last working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, NASA) in Pasadena, CA.
January 2020 – Retired from JPL
1990 – 2019: Participated in yearly I.I. exhibition.
1993 – 1995: President of Ikebana International (I.I.) Los Angeles Chapter No. 4
1998 – Joined Kado Kyoju Kai: original Ikebana teachers association in Los Angeles area. Current member of newly combined group: Ikebana Teachers Association of Southern California.
1998 – 2019: Participated in Ikebana exhibition during the yearly Nisei Week Festive.
2015 – 2017 - President of Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter No.4
1988 – February, began studying Ikenobo with Mrs. Sakahara
1996 – Began teaching Ikenobo at East Los Angeles College
2014 – 2018: Vice President, Ikenobo Ikebana Los Angeles Society
2018 – 2020: President, Ikenobo Ikebana Los Angeles Society
1996 - 2020 – Taught weekly Ikenobo classes
2020 – In November I received my latest Ikenobo Diploma: Senior Professor: Saiko-shoku, Fukusokatoku (don’t ask me what it means ☺)
March 2021 – Began Ikenobo Zoom classes
1988 – December, began studying Ohara with Mrs. Reiko Kawamura
1997 – Began teaching Ohara at Mrs. Kawamura’s studio
1998 – 2015 – Served on Ohara Chapter Board in various positions, including Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and Vice President
2015 – In June I received my latest Ohara Certificate: 1st Term Master
2019 – Gave demonstration and workshops at the Ikebana International North and Central American Regional Conference
1997 - 2020 – Taught weekly Ohara
2020 – Present: Holding Ohara classes via Zoom
Tea Ceremony (Urasenke)
1990 – Began studying Urasenke (tea ceremony) with Mrs. Sakahara
1991 – Present: Demonstrations at Nisei Week Festival (every other year)
1991 – 2020: Yearly demonstrations at Obon Festival in Pasadena
1991 – 2019: Demonstrations at various Japanese cultural events throughout the Los Angeles area.
1992 – 2012: Yearly Hatsugama (New Year tea ceremony) at Pasadena Buddhist Temple.
2009 – Received 2nd Degree Instructor certificate
2017- Began teaching weekly Urasenke classes
Membership Badges Required
We previously distributed I. I. membership cards and badge holders to all members. Please remember that you have to wear your badge Ikebana International ID when you come to the Arboretum for any Chapter event or you may be charged an entrance fee. We kindly ask that you follow the Arboretum’s COVID protocol rules.