The San Fernando Valley Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana and The Japanese Garden (Suiho-en) in Van Nuys will present sculptural creations of floral and plant materials on Sept. 9, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Last gate admission at 3:15 pm.
For the rare opportunity of being surrounded by the beauty of Sogetsu Ikebana, seven pieces of large size ikebana sculpture will be installed outdoor around the Japanese garden.
Live demonstrations of ikebana arrangements will be presented by Sogetsu branch director Kyoko Kassarjian and other ikebana teachers of the Sogetsu School at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm in the garden’s Shoin Building.
The Japanese Garden (Suiho-en) in Van Nuys is a peaceful oasis in the midst of a bustling metropolis. Its award-winning design is unique in that it incorporates three classical garden styles: a dry karensansui rock garden, a wet garden with promenade chisen, and an authentic tea ceremony garden incorporating a 4.5 tatami mat tea room.
The Japanese Garden is located at 6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406, (818) 756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com General Admission for this event is $5, children under 10 are admitted free.