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Mizuhiki, Mitsumata and Chrysathemum (Iwaya Fund Video)

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Mizuhiki, Mitsumata and Chrysathemum (Iwaya Fund Video)
Mizuhiki, Mitsumata and Chrysathemum (Iwaya Fund Video)

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Apr 06, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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About the Event

April program is on Saturday April 6 “Mizuhiki, Mitsumata and Chrysathemum” by Sogetsu School Master Sensei Misei Ishikawa. This is one of Iwaya Fund videos. Our chapter is also planning to invite Sesnei Ishikawa in 2025.  Preparations are underway. Don't miss this zoom video to see Sensei Ishikawa's unique styles.

Ikebana is the ideal medium for me to express my impression of the vitality and beauty of the botanical

world. In my work, I aim to create a dynamic balance among the elements related to nature and humans, such

as space, shapes, colors, seasons, objectives, sentiments, and hospitality, while abiding by the basic theory of

Sogetsu Ikebana. Having lived abroad and experienced different cultures, I have renewed my appreciation for

Japanese culture's richness, and my interest in it has grown even more profound.

Biography

Misel Ishikawa is currently Master Instructor at Sogetsu Headquarters. In 1979, she moved to Chennai,

India, and assisted with demonstrations given by Sogetsu masters for the Performance Abroad program

sponsored by the Japan Foundation. In 1998, she moved to Nairobi, Kenya, where she had the opportunity

to decorated the Japanese Embassy celebrating the National Day, New Year’s and for special receptions

held for VIPs, including Prime Ministers and members of the Imperial Family.

In 2009, Misel accompanied Iemoto Akane Teshigahara to Hong Kong to celebrate the 50th anniversary of

the Hong Kong Chapter of Ikebana International (I.I.) and the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Branch of

the Sogetsu Teachers Association as interpreter for Iemoto's workshops. By 2010, she was appointed

Master Instructor and Director of the Tokyo Minami Branch of Sogetsu School. She has given many

demonstrations in Mexico, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and the United States. She demonstrated at

a cultural exchange program sponsored by the Japan Foundation in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Kenya. In

June 2021, she assisted Iemoto Teshigahara during an I.I. Gala Luncheon.

In addition to her duties as Master Instructor, she is Trustee with the Sogetsu Foundation and a standing

Committee member of Japan Ikebana Art Association.

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