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November 2022 - Saga Goryu School Workshop

Dear Ikebana International Los Angeles, Chapter No. 4 Members,

Our next chapter event is on Sunday, November 20th, at 11:00 am. Alfredo Valenzuela from the Saga Goryu School, Los Angeles will lead the workshop. The USC Pacific Asia Museum, located in Pasadena, CA will host our Chapter.

In this workshop, Alfredo will showcase the Saga Goryu school style of simple arrangements using Emperor Saga’s favorite flower; the chrysanthemum. Read Alfredo's Profile here >>


  • Scissors: Bring scissors

  • Vase/vessel/Container: Flat vase, oval or round, 12-inches

  • Kenzan: 1 or 2

  • Floral Materials: Provided

Registration Deadline

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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 )

Online Registration

Pay the workshop fee to our PayPal Account. In the notes, include: 1) Workshop Name: Saga Goryu 2) Your Name 3) IILA Membership Number if you are a member. Or use the buttons below.

Registration by Mail

Please register for the workshop by completing the form below and send it to Fukuyo (Michiyo on break this month) with your check. We 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 Asian Museum: 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk, take a taxi or ride the Metro to Ikebana International Los Angeles events at the USC Pacific Asian Museum. There's limited onsite parking. In addition to metered street parking the following paid parking lots are a short stroll away.

  1. Plaza Las Fuentes - 135 N Los Robles Ave

  2. Paseo Colorado Subterranean - 300 E Colorado Blvd

  3. Los Robles - 400 E Green St

About Alfredo

Alfredo Valenzuela was born in Sinaloa Mexico in 1972. At 28 years old Alfredo had the opportunity to live in Kobe Japan for 7 years. He enjoyed experiencing Japanese culture and began to learn Ikebana. His teacher, Kimura sensei, taught him the basics of Ikebana in Saga Goryu school style. His sensei prepared him to participate in various exhibitions in Kobe as a member of Ikebana International. After returning from Japan, Alfredo was a member of Ikebana International, Boston Chapter.