JACCC/Doizaki Gallery “Bamboo and Petals: An Offering to Those Lost to COVID-19” Aug. 14-15, 21-22
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
Bamboo and Petals: An Offering to Those Lost to Covid-19
August 14-15, August 21-22, two weekends
George J. Doizaki Gallery, JACCC
With worldwide COVID-19 deaths numbering over 4 million, greater than the population of the City of Los Angeles, JACCC offers a flower arrangement exhibit that returns ikebana to its origin as an altar offering at temples.
Ikebana, also known as kādo, pursues creativity, balance, harmony, and refinement through the arrangement of seasonal flowers, blossoms, stems, and leaves. Each ikebana school interprets the art differently, emphasizing different materials, containers, and styles. It is also closely associated with tea ceremony.
Arrangements from the three major Southern California ikebana schools of the Ikebana Teachers Association of Southern California—Ikenobo (池坊), Sogetsu (草月) and Ohara (小原)—will be on display for two weekends at the George J. Doizaki Gallery, August 14-15 and 21-22, 2021.
Each school will be using rare woven bamboo baskets from a private family collection.
This exhibit is funded in part by the generosity of the Shin’enKan Foundation and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
Opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 14, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Doizaki Gallery. Opening reception is free and open to the public.