Time & Location
Dec 05, 2020, 2:00 PM
About the Event
By Senko Ikenobo, Iemoto of Ikenobo School, followed by Chicago Suburban Chapter of Ikenobo Society President Susan Haney.
Demonstrations from the18th North & Central American Region Conference Presented by NCAR Advocate Committee 18th NCARC 2019 in collaboration with Ikebana Iwaya Fund
Senko Ikenobo is Headmaster Designate of Ikenobo Ikebana School, a family whose first generation is traced back to Ono no Imoko and whose philosophy of ikebana was established in the Muromoachi period (14th16th century). She serves as Vice Head Priest of Shiunzan Chohoji (Rokkakudo) temple in Kyoto, Honorary Consul of Iceland and Guest Professor of Gakushuin Women’s College and Ritsumeikan University. Senko Ikenobo’s varied activities focus on life as emphasized through Ikenobo Ikebana. From 2012, in order to remember the sacrifice and recover from all the disasters, offering sincere prayers for the happiness and world peace, Senko Ikenobo started to take a pilgrimage to 33 temples in West Japan and performed flower offering ceremonies. She completed the pilgrimage in May 2016. In 2013, she visited Boston and New York, on the occasion of the Ikenobo Ikebana 550th Year, conducting an ikebana workshop at Harvard University and performed a floral offering ceremony at United Nations Headquarters.
Susan M. Haney Full Professor 1st Grade (Sokako) of Ikenobo Ikebana Prof. Susan Haney encountered the art of ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, while an accounting major at the University of Illinois. She fell in love, became the class teaching assistant, and began studying the Japanese arts of kabuki (dance), sumi-e (painting), chado (tea ceremony), and raku (pottery), as well as Japanese literature and movies while at the University. Her love of Ikenobo ikebana led her to become a founding member of the Illinois Prairie Chapter of Ikenobo, as well as to later become a member and President of the Chicago Suburban Chapter of Ikenobo. She travels for Ikenobo throughout the US and Canada, as well as a dozen times to Japan. She is a member of the first English-language class of the Ikenobo Chuo Kenshu Gakuin in Kyoto, receiving the same training as the Japanese Visiting Professors who tour the US. This program requires a week in each season to complete your year, which is capped by a judged exhibition. Prof. Haney has received the Tachibana Award for excellence with her exhibition piece and work in class. Prof. Haney offers demonstrations as well as lessons.
For more information:
Susan M. Haney
1514 Sandpiper Lane Champaign, IL 61821