IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL COPENHAGEN CHAPTER #93
Dear Ikebana friends
The time is approaching when we start our new Ikebana season 2022-2023. We look forward to seeing you again and hope you find the program exciting and inspiring. We are launching an exciting all-day workshop in September.
At each meeting there is a demonstration that aims at creating inspiration and learning. The members then make their own arrangement, which is evaluated by the teacher in a positive spirit.
A reminder with information is sent out well in advance of each meeting.
The board reserves the right to change the program.
Unless otherwise stated, the Ikebana meetings are held at 13.00-16.00. We hold the meetings at Tokai University European Center (Tokai Centre), Vedbæk Strandvej 476, 2950 Vedbæk.
Full-day workshop at 10.00 to 16.00 by Lisbeth Lerum from Norway.
Lisbeth Lerum has studied ikebana for 35 years and taught the art form for 25 years. She has one of the highest grades (1st grade Somu) from the Sogetsu school.
Subject: Arrangement in baskets ‘Hanakago’
Demonstration by Aliza Stern
The members themselves bring a basket and flowers.
The club has a few baskets that can be borrowed on the day.
Kago = a (bamboo) basket
Hana = flowers
Hanakago = a basket of flowers
The Ikebana basket came to Japan from China in the 14th and 15th centuries. It was primarily used in tea ceremonies. The basket was used in the temples and in the tokonoma alcoves, which were found in every Japanese home.
Subject: The history and philosophy behind Andersen Bakery
Lecture by consultant Peder Vagner Holm, Andersen Institute of Bread & Life Co.
The members bring flowers and containers to a Hans Christian Andersen-inspired arrangement.
Demonstration by Inger Tribler
Further information follows.
Topic: Crepe paper flowers
Demonstration by Irene Holm
Further information follows
Image: Panduro hobby
Topic: Arrangement expressing opposites
Demonstration by Bente Baierby
Members bring two containers and flowers of their choice.
An example of opposites: war – peace, black – white, straight lines – curved lines, dried – fresh, big – small.
Inspired by the book ‘Ikebana. Opposites Attract’
Subject: Moribana, Upright Style, Variation no. 1
Demonstration by Birgitte Hinnerskov
Sogetsu Textbook Book 1, Lesson 11, pages 38-39.
With a focus on girls’ day and spring, e.g. the colors pink and yellow, preferably girly and feminine.
Container: Low Suiban
Subject: The Tale of the Tea Ceremony by Ayako Onodera Vig, Member of the Byakudan-no-kai Tea Group
The members make a tea ceremony flower arrangement called ‘Chabana’. Nageire (tall) container of your choice.
Unlike ikebana, there are no rules for how the flowers are arranged in the container. The flowers are placed in the container as a small Danish bouquet with seasonal flowers from nature in an odd number, preferably in bud and without scent and thorns.
General meeting and summer closing
Further information will be included with the invitation to the general meeting.