Kiyoko Matsuyama will demonstrate how to create beautiful Japanese flower arrangements called ikebana. Kiyoko is a member of the Ohara School of Ikebana Arizona Chapter. Ikebana is a traditional art form that has been practiced in Japan for more than 600 years.
Founded in 1895, Ohara is one of the largest schools, with 160 chapters in Japan and 57 outside the country. By emphasizing seasonal flowers and branches in natural shapes and lines, Ohara arrangements reflect the simple beauty of nature. The Arizona chapter was chartered in 1977 and meets monthly at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. For class information, please contact: JoAnn Hyde, instructor, at: email@example.com.