Dear Ikebana International Los Angeles, Chapter No. 4 Members,
On Sunday, October 16th at 11:00 am, at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, located in Pasadena, CA. At this meeting, the workshop is by Sogetsu School, Los Angeles Branch: Kaz Yokou Kitajima Sensei. The workshop is titled "Succulent Planting”. We will design (8) eight types of succulents and plant them in pots. It will be a fun workshop that can be displayed on the patio or indoors. Read a profile about Kaz below >>
Scissors: Bring scissors, gloves, wire and wire cutters
Kenzan: Not needed
Floral Materials: Provided
Non Members: $50 (Includes $25 workshop fee + $25 One-time only Introductory Membership fee providing Regular Membership benefits during time of membership )
Wednesday October 12, 2022
Please register for the workshop by completing the form below and send it to Michiyo 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.
Plaza Las Fuentes - 135 N Los Robles Ave
Paseo Colorado Subterranean - 300 E Colorado Blvd
Los Robles - 400 E Green St
About Kaz Kitajima
Kitajima Sensei is Ikkyu Shihan Riji of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. His dynamic arrangements use elements of bamboo, pine and wood materials as well as the most delicate flowers.
He began studying Sogetsu Ikebana under Seiyo Sato in Tokyo at age 18, Graduated from Meisei University of Engineering and received his first teaching diploma from Sogetsu at age 22. He then entered the employ of Musashino Landscape Company, where he mastered the art of Japanese Landscape and subsequently received a degree for Landscape Design from the Japanese Government.
At age 26 he came to the United States and became a member of Ikebana International. He was director of Sogetsu, Los Angeles Brach, from 1991 to 1995, and Nanka Ikebana Kyojukai teacher’s guild from 1997 to 1999. In 2005 he received the Japan Agriculture Society Agricultural Achievement Award, in 2007 the Sogetsu Ikebana Overseas Award and in 2019 the Sogetsu Ikebana Overseas Award.
At present, he is proprietor of the NK Nursery, a nursery for Japanese Gardens, specializing in Japanese pine, in the City of Industry, CA and teaches ikebana at the San Gabriel Japanese Community Center and the Pasadena Japanese Community Center.
His activities have included stage arrangements at:
The L.A. Music Center
Beverly Hilton Hotel
Norris Theater in Palos Verdes and The El Camino College Marsee Auditorium
He also assisted in creation of floral stage displays for the Welcome Banquet at the 2001 International Meeting of Ikebana International in Yokohama, Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach
He has given other demonstrations and arrangements at:
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
San Diego Museum of Art
L.A. County Fair
L.A. County Museum of Art
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Pacific Asia Museum
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Regent Beverly Wilshire
Japanese American Museum
The New Otani Hotel and Garden
The Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel
The Residence of the Consul General of Japan
Riviera Country Club