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6 May - 8 May

Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127

Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement Demonstration by Ohara Ikebana School

Multi-purpose Hall


Ikebana (生け花) is also known as kadō (華道, "way of flowers"). The tradition dates back to the Heian period (794 to 1185), where floral offerings were made at altars.

In the Muromachi period (1336-1573) Ikebana was established as an art form and became used to decorate the tokonoma (alcove).

Ikebana is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation and chadō for tea and the tea ceremony.

Our demonstrators are members of the Ohara 小原流 School. The school emphasises seasonal qualities, natural growth processes, and the beauty of natural environments as the observation of nature is of core importance.

Ms. Misae Natsume

Ms. Misae Natsume has been the president of the Ohara School of Ikebana, Brisbane Study Group, since 1999 and has been teaching Ikebana at her house every Wednesday morning since 2001. She demonstrates and displays Ikebana at community cultural programs for the Australia Japan Society, Brisbane City Council, Japan Culture Centre, Consulate General of Japan and other cultural events.

Ms. Hiroko Hayashi

Ms. Hiroko Hayashi started to learn flower arrangement at the Ohara School of Ikebana in January 2015. As well as attending Ms. Misae Natsume's class once a week, she has intensive lessons at the Ohara School Headquarters in Tokyo for 3 months every year. She recently got her second degree assistant Master qualification while she was in Japan for 17 months consecutively. Now she is an instructor of frame Ikebana arrangement and teaching it online.

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