The 60th Anniversary event of the Ikenobo Los Angeles Chapter was held on September 23rd, 2017 at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, and Aratani Japan America Theater in Los Angeles. The celebration was a great success with a presence of the Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo, Ikenobo Headquarters Professor Haruka Nishida and Professor Daiji Miura. 54 members from the Chapters in Japan also participated in the events.
After the opening ceremony, the Headmaster viewed over 60 arrangements made by the Chapter members, giving comment and advice to each arranger. Mr. Akira Chiba, Consul-General of Japan in Los Angeles also attended and appreciated the arrangements.
The event was highlighted with the Headmaster’s lecture-demonstration, followed by Reishiki-ike ceremony performed by Prof. Nishida and Prof. Miura. The performance was appreciated by about 600 attendees.
On the evening of that day, the Diamond Jubilee Banquet was held. In the banquet, the Headmaster awarded the Ikenobo Award of Merit, Longevity Award to the distinguished members and memorial plaque was presented to the Chapter. Members from Japan and Los Angeles enjoyed their conversation and strengthen their friendships.
On September 24th and 25th, members from North America enjoyed participating in the Workshops by Prof. Nishida and Prof. Miura. All of the members learned the newest information of Ikenobo ikebana and had a delight conversation with the Professors and other participants.
If you are interested in Ikenobo ikebana in Los Angeles, please feel free to contact Ikenobo Headquarters via contact information link to find out more about getting in touch with the Chapter. We hope you will join us in learning Ikenobo ikebana in Los Angeles.