Ikebana works arranged by Senko Ikenobo, the Headmaster Designate of Ikenobo was exhibited at Japanese Pavilion at Expo 2022 Floriade Almere, The Netherlands.
The exhibition takes place in Almere, the Netherlands from April 14, 2022, through October 9, 2022. The main theme of the exhibition is “Growing Green Cities,” and about 40 countries are participating in the exhibition.
The theme of Japanese Pavilion is “SATOYAMA Farm Garden.” “Satoyama” refers to a traditional Japanese rural landscape and is a traditional Japanese lifestyle which harmonized with nature. The pavilion is to exhibit a landscape of “Satoyama” and flowers and plants in Japan and its culture whole together at the Pavilion and Garden.
The Headmaster Designate arranged two ikebana works at the Pavilion. At the Main Exhibition Stand, Rikka Shimputai using weeping willow, mossy branches of pear-tree, pine and Aucuba japonica was exhibited. A Japanese traditional wooden mosaic patterned container made by FRP was used for her work to express a harmony of something traditional and modern.
A Free Style work using square pillar shape containers made by aluminum was exhibited at the Ikebana Stand designed after a traditional Japanese guest room. Aechmea, pussy willow, and Asparagus virgatus were used for the work.
There was a cooperation of Ikenobo Holland Chapter for the creation of works.
Mr. Hidehisa Horinouchi, Ambassador of Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands, Ms. Ank Bijleveld, Mayer of Almere and the Headmaster Designate were attended at the opening ceremony of Japanese Pavilion held on April 14, 2022. Guests were observed the works arranged by the Headmaster Designate and then enjoied Reishiki-ike (arranging ikebana in front of audiences) of Sakura Isshuike by Mr. Akira Sato (Ikenobo Tokyo Senshokai Chapter).
The ikebana work exhibited at the Main Exhibition Stand was exhibited for two weeks from April 14, and the work at Ikebana Stand will be exhibited for two months. Ikebana demonstration and workshops by Mr. Akira Sato will be held several times till the middle of October.