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Ikebana International Miami Chapter 131
50th Anniversary Celebration
March 29, 30, 31, 2019
Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop
Bruce Wilson, Saga Goryu Professor
Mr. Wilson holds the highest rank, Seikyoju, awarded to a non-Japanese individual from the Saga Goryu School of Ikebana. Bruce Wilson is a Professor Emeritus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he was a founder of the college’s Asian Studies program and for many years taught a seminar entitled “Japanese Arts and Ways,” which introduced students to the concept of the Japanese arts as forms of spiritual discipline.The Saga Goryu school of ikebana traces its origins back twelve hundred years to the Emperor Saga’s arrangement of three chrysanthemums at his summer palace on Osawa Pond in Kyōto. The palace became the Shingon Buddhist temple known as Daikakuji, where successive emperors would retire to practice the traditional cultural arts.
Mr. Wilson has given ikebana presentations at a variety of venues, including the U.S. National Arboretum; the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC; the National Geographic Society; the National Cherry Blossom Festival; and the Walters Gallery. He has exhibited abroad in Kyoto, Japan; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Amman, Jordan.
Friday, March 29
Workshop with Bruce Wilson
Seating limit 20 people, 9:30-11:30 am at Pinecrest Gardens
Ticket ($30) registration form is on the website
Saturday, March 30
Demonstration by Bruce Wilson, 12:00-4:00 pm at Pinecrest Gardens.
Ticket ($40) registration form is on the website
Sunday, March 31
Demonstration and workshop by Mieko Kubota, Kumoi-Sakura Kai Master, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden as part of their Japanese Spring Festival: www.mbgarden.org
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