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October 2022 - Succulent Planting Workshop

IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CHAPTER #4 @ USC-PAM | succulent planting workshop | Sunday, October 16th at 11:00 am IILA MEMBERS $25 | Non Members $50 | Attend an Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement) workshop facilitated by  Kaz Yokou Kitajima Sensei, Sogetsu Ikebana School, Los Angeles Branch.  We will design with (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.

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

  • Vase/vessel/Container: Provided

  • Kenzan: Not needed

  • Floral Materials: 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 Deadline

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.

  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 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

  • Japan-America 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:

  • Japan House

  • Descanso Gardens

  • L.A. Arboretum

  • 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


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