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Ikebana at the Huntington

Mar 13, 2013

ikebana3On Thursday, March 14th, from noon to 3:30 p.m., the San Marino League—which raises money to support the Huntington’s Japanese Garden—will be having Ikebana demonstrations and conducting tours of the newly renovated area.

We just met a long-time San Marino League-er, Robin Stafford who has been taking Ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arrangement—classes at the Huntington since the turn of the millenium. Along with her friend, Babes Book Club mate, and local realtor Rosey Bell, Robin is continually inspired and enthralled by this centuries-old practice.

On Thursday, you can see these practitioners in action in front of the Japanese Garden—and then take a tour. Remember to check the two alcoves in the restored Japanese house as these students produce regular arrangements for those particular areas—placement and balance, even if asymmetrical, is an extremely important factor in the discipline of Ikebana, as is shape, line, and form; and spirtuality, silence, and harmony.

Ikebana Demonstration
Thursday, March 14th, noon-3:30 p.m.
Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108
Huntington.org or call 626.405.2100

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