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Art in the Garden

Hanakago: The Art of Bamboo and Flowers

Our first exhibition of 2018, Hanakago (flower basket), features more exquisite bamboo masterpieces from Portland resident Peter Shinbach’s incredible bamboo art collection, highlighted by the ikebana art of Mrs. Etsuho Kakihana, master teacher of ikebana of the Saga Goryu School at Daikakuji, one of Kyoto’s oldest and most revered Buddhist Temples.

Kakihana sensei travels from Kyoto with two prominent ikebana teachers to celebrate Kyoto with floral displays for the exhibition opening. A selection of baskets, including one by a Living National Treasure artist from Kyoto, will be paired with Saga Goryu ikebana arrangements. Staged in the Pavilion and Tanabe Galleries, this is the first bamboo art exhibition of its kind to feature flowers in the baskets designed originally to hold them.

Ikebana Demonstrations by Master Teacher from Kyoto

Etsuho Kakihana sensei will present two formal demonstrations of Saga Goryu ikebana arranging at 11am and 2pm on February 3. Mark your calendar for this rare opportunity to see Kyoto ikebana masters at work. Reservations are required; seating is limited.

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