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The Scent of Spring

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The Scent of Spring

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Mar 19, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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About the Event

Spring will officially return on March 20. Why is early spring 早春 such a delightful season? We get more daylight. We can go outdoors. The leaves come back. The birds return. Those make us more creative in dealing with life.

Sensei Annika (Ohara School) and Sensei Miho (Sogetsu) will present a joint demonstration next Saturday and showcase the spring flowers. 

Please follow the zoom link and register for this wonderful program. Their bios are attached.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc-ytrDguHNSrBMNRCmUBOAn-BufCRYOs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Ohara School Sensei Annika Au   

Sensei Annika Au began her Ikebana study in Ohara  School in March 2004 under her late sensei Kazuko  Ernst. From 2018 to 2021, Sensei Au served as President  of Ohara School Chicago Chapter. In 2020, she  received her latest Ohara certificate: Associate First  Master Degree. In 2005, she began teaching Ohara  School at 3 different locations, Kennedy Middle  School, her home studios both in Naperville and  Chicago.  In addition to Ikebana, she also studied Chinese  Painting between 1998-2003 in both Chicago and  Taiwan.  Currently she is the member of Ohara School in  Chicago, Ikebana international Chicago Chapter and  also the North America Ohara Teacher.

Sogetsu School Sensei Miho Itoh

Sensei Miho Taikan Itoh is a Sogetsu Ikebana HQ certified teacher. She holds Sogetsu 1st level Shihan Somu diploma. 

With a background as a certified AMS Montessori teacher, her passion is focused on Ikebana and education. Currently, Miho runs two classes in Glenview, IL. She also provides Ikebana workshops and demonstrations for the public and the schools as a part of Japanese cultural education. Miho’s Ikebana journey started in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan. 

She learned Sogetsu Ikebana under Ms. Kasei Osaku, Ms. Kahoh Shibata, Mr. Shogo Kariyazaki, and Mrs. Yaeko Baily until 2015. She also serves as a co-chair of Sogetsu Group in Illinois, and the Program co-chair of I.I. Chicago Chapter.

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