Sogetsu Colorado


Sogetsu Ikebana

Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging.  Unlike Western arrangements, ikebana’s appeal worldwide is due to the uniqueness and simplicity of designs.  Sogetsu, one of the largest schools of ikebana, follows the principles that any one may create an arrangement using a variety of materials, and doing it anywhere and at anytime.

The Sogetsu School of ikebana was founded in 1927 in Japan by Sofu Teshigahara whose vision was to adapt traditional ikebana to more contemporary times. While retaining some of the traditional ikebana concepts such as asymmetry, open space, and depth, he rejected many of the more rigid rules about materials, placement and permitted styles of arrangements that were integral parts of the ikebana of the past.  This philosophy had a wide appeal to modern society and permitted each designer to be creative without restraints. Sofu believed that the  ikebana is a form of living sculpture and a reflection of the person who arranges it.

Sogetsu Colorado Branch History, Officers, Committee Chairpersons. Board of Directors

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Kyoko Kita 1926-2010

Midori Allmeyer, Jan Cashman, Karen Hench, Beth Nelson,Jane Carpenter,

Arous Christianian, Diana Lee, Elizabeth Rabito, Fusa Wakumoto