The partnership with the Ruth Bancroft Garden for the
ArtScapes in the Garden event created an amazing 5 day show.
The Ruth Bancroft Garden has generously shared ideas,
materials and the amazing 2.5 acre space with the
SFBA Sogetsu team.
We are grateful for this opportunity to spread our
creative designs in such a unique, beautiful space.
After retiring from medical practice, I looked for interesting ways to spend my time. Ikebana fascinated me with its artful expressions of minimalism and the use of negative space.
I started studying Sogetsu Ikebana with Sensei Katsuko Biko Thielke in 2005 and am still learning Ikebana 16 years later.
Click here to watch this video
Jane Suiei Naito's Presentation and Arrrangement
Created for the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival
Virtual Ikebana Show, April 2021. Click here for video.
Welcome to the Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch.
Established March 24 1973, the Branch has over 40 years of presenting and sharing the art of Sogetsu Ikebana with our community. Through the Branch’s programs, we hone our members’ artistic skills, mindful of the words of Sogetsu’s founder, Sofu Teshigahara (1900 – 1979), that “Ikebana is a formative art” which stresses individual creativity. Please look through the galleries and enjoy a selection of Sogetsu members' creations. We hold quarterly workshops, focused on developing our Sogetsu skills. Through our biennial flower shows, ArtScapes, we present the artistry of Sogetsu Ikebana to the Community.
METAL SCULPTURE WORKSHOP WITH
Sahshah Kosen Middleton's Demonstration at the
Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch's 2021 General Meeting
was an educational exercise in learning Sogetsu Ikebana technique
with innovative materials. Click here to watch this short video. Enjoy!