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 Artist John Toki
Ruth Bancroft Garden Show
The San Francisco Branch was honored and thrilled to be invited by the world famous Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California to stage an Ikebana Show in their beautiful new meeting space. We were given access to unique dry material from the garden to create ikebana arrangements. Being surrounded by thousands of exotic succulents was very inspiring to the ikebana artists, take a look at the photo gallery of arrangements below.
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