The Spirit of Ikebana

The discipline and pleasures of traditional Japanese flower arranging may appeal to you, but you may have hesitated to enroll in one of our Ikebana workshops for actual instruction.

Now you can get your feet wet by delving into the history and philosophy of Ikebana with this presentation, and then watch a demonstration of basic arrangement principles by Patricia Deridder, founder and executive director of Yume Japanese Gardens. Drawing on 45 years of learning and teaching the tradition in both Japan and the U.S., and on a life-long pursuit of its meditative Zen ethos, she will illustrate techniques used by masters of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana in the most classical form of the art, dating back 550 years.

Join Patricia for this introduction to one of Japan’s most distinctive cultural hallmarks on October 13, from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The cost is $10, and does not include Gardens admission.