Our New Year hatsuike celebration will include a celebratory Free Style workshop led by Masumi Naylor, followed by a potluck luncheon. The afternoon session will feature a chabana (Japanese tea ceremony) by Glenn Sorei Pereira, an instructor and professor of chanoyu.
Jiyuka (free-style) ikebana emerged out of the post-World War II tumult, as part of the broader avant-garde artistic movement of that period. More abstract than either shoka or rikka, it is comprised of forms and shapes that together evoke the arranger's sensibility.
Chado, the way of tea, is one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, and considered an integral part of ceremonial hospitality. A refined and often elaborate ceremony, it demonstrates respect through grace and good etiquette.