Berkshire Botanical Garden
Please note: this in-person program meets the third Saturday of the month, August 21 - November 20, 10 a.m. - noon.
Ikebana is a traditional Japanese style of flower arrangement. The Sogetsu school of ikebana, which informs this series, is over 100 years old, and yet it is newer and more unfettered than any other school of ikebana. Ikebana can be created anytime, anywhere, by anyone in any part of the world, and with any kind of material. Participants will experience the joy of self-expression through flower arranging. This four-part series is for those interested in cultivating an Ikebana practice. No previous experience is necessary.
Miri Matsufuji was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She has over 10 years of formal education in Japanese flower arranging. Miri began taking ikebana classes in the school of Sogetsu at the age of 13. She studied Sogetsu ikebana for 10 years in Japan under her teacher there. After relocating to the US, she continues to study under the Sogetsu teacher in New Yorkʼs Nippon Club.