Ohara School of Ikebana Ottawa Chapter

A membership organization offering classes, demonstrations, workshops and information resources

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Summer Workshop on August 27, 2017

Marie-Eve Fuki Coupal will be conducting two workshops in Ottawa on August 27, 2017

Morning Workshop:

Up to 18 members of the Ohara School of Ikebana, or Ikebana International, at any level, will work on small driftwood structures. The class will begin at 10:30

Afternoon Workshop:

Up to 15 members of the Ohara School of Ikebana at Instructor level or above, will work in small groups on large driftwood structures.  The class will begin about 1:15.

Members not taking part in the afternoon session may stay and watch or help. More information is in a recent mailing from the Ohara School. If you need more information please contact Marie-Eve at laurence_place@hotmail.com

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Plan to Exhibit in Gananoque September 10 and Ottawa October 21-22, 2017

Gananoque: Cliff Shinju Byrnes and his students invite you to exhibit at the Carveth Care Centre, 338 Herbert Street in Gananoque. Each year Ottawa Chapter members go to Gananoque on the Sunday in time to set up for an afternoon viewing open to the public between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. For more information, please contact Cliff at cliffsgarden@gmail.com.

OTTAWA : Our annual exhibition will be held this year at the Japanese Embassy on October 21 & 22, 2017. Please save the dates!

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AGM May 7, 2017

A very happy afternoon was enjoyed by members attending the Annual General Meeting kindly hosted by Elizabeth Armstrong. Sincere thanks were offered to Mitsuko Kawasaki for her leadership as President over the past two years. Appreciation was expressed for the many contributions of non-returning 2015-17 Board members: Valerie Pryce (Secretary), Terry Hodgins (Hospitality) and Margaret Michaels (Librarian). The new Board appears in https://oharaottawa.com/about/board-officers/ Left to right are Lindsay McKercher (Librarian), Derek Kitchen (Internal Communications/Newsletter), Mitsuko Kawasaki (Past President), Sandra Olney (President), Penny Davis (Membership), Elizabeth Armstrong (Secretary, Second Internal Communications-Newsletter/Second External Communications – Website), Helen Westington (Treasurer). Missing are Mitsugi Kikuchi (Honorary Advisor Emeritus), Marie-Eve Coupal (Vice-President) and Tom Nicholls (Hospitality).

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Arrangement for Emperor’s Birthday Reception

2016-kikuchi-emperor-arrangementOn November 23, 2016 Ambassador Kenjiro Monji and Mrs. Monji hosted a reception to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. Honorary Advisor Emeritus Mitsugi Shinran Kikuchi of the Ohara School, with the assistance of Helen Jukai Westington, presented on the stage the ikebana arrangement shown here. Ambassador Monji, Foreign Minister Dion, and distinguished guests celebrated “the new era for cooperation between Japan and Canada.”

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Gananoque Exhibition September 11, 2016

A very successful early fall exhibition by Cliff Shinju Byrnes, his students and guests from Ottawa, was held on September 11, 2016 in Gananoque. Taking advantage of late summer garden and wild blooms, grasses and branches, the hall at the Carveth Care Centre was colourful indeed. See the full gallery by clicking here!gananoque-exhibitors-2016-2gananoque-exhibition-2016-1 gananoque-exhibition-2016-2

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Gananoque Summer Workshops 2016


A sample of miniatures

A sample of miniatures

Two fun and educational workshops were held in Gananoque on Saturday, September 13. Second Master Cliff Shinju Burns led one in the creation of miniature arrangements in the Japanese style. Cliff then taught a second workshop in the water reflecting and realistic landscape styles of the Ohara School.


Cliff at work