Okinawan Sakura, Wahiawa, Hawai'i  Honolulu Chapter 56

Splendors of Ikebana 2012

Tuesday, March 6 – Friday, March 9, 2012

Honolulu Hale (City Hall)

Several days of severe thunder storms preceded the opening of this annual presentation by Ikebana International Chapter 56. The cold, wet weather was great for the flowers and foliage but presented a challenge for the public to attend this spectacular show. Over 40 members created arrangements representing the following schools:

Ikenobo, Kado Sangetsu, Kin Senryu, Koryu Shoteha, Ohara, Saga Goryu, Sayegusa, Sogetsu, and Toin Misho.

Four schools presented large arrangements. Senseis, assisted by students, created breathtaking ikebana pieces. The four schools represented were Ikenobo, Ohara, Saga Goryu and Sogetsu. There were also pieces created by the Youth Program. The young students ranged in age from 8 to 17 years of age. They are eager and apt pupils.

Mrs. Kaleve Iosefa, Executive Director of the Office of Culture and the Arts, delivered an opening day address to welcome the public. Mayor Peter Carlisle addressed the audience prior to the Ikenobo demonstration the following day.  He then remained to watch the presentation by Diana Salansky. Diana demonstrated the Ikenobo School style of arranging flowers on Wednesday, March 7. The weather finally cleared sufficiently by the end of the show, so more people were able to enjoy the Splendors of Ikebana.

  • Four Schools  (click on an image to see a larger view)

Ikenobo School Ohara School Saga Goryu School Sogetsu School

  • Youth Program

Click on the links below to view more photos from the presentation:

Click here to view the Splendors of Ikebana Flyer