Upcoming Event

 

 

Annual Exhibition, 24-26 November 2017

 

There will be 2 big group arrangements and more than 40 individual creations, you are welcome to join as free of charge.

 

A guided tour in Cantonese will be conducted on 25 and 26 November from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Those who would like to join, please gather at the 5/F reception area before 2:30 p.m.

Enquiry: hksogetsuteachers@gmail.com

 

 

2017 Oct 25 Workshop, led by Norie

Title: Let's work in groups

Materials: Monstera, Anthurium, Eustoma, Nerine

 

 

Workshop with Ms Ishikawa  –  September 27, 2017 (Wednesday) at HKCC

Title: Composing with Branches-A Two-step Approach

Materials: Philodenron, Dragon Willow, Gladiolus, Oncidium, Allium, Newzeland flax, Perch wood.

 

 

 

Text Book 5 – Special Traing Session - September 26, 2017 (Tuesday) at the HKCC

There are over 80 Sogetsu learners, gathering together at HKCC, a whole day session started at 9:30am. With 2 videos from Iemoto, Akane Teshigahara and 10 arrangements demonstrated by our master teacher, Ms. Ishikawa Misei. All participants learnt a lot about the new syllabus.
All participants left happily before 5pm with their certificate for the new Textbook.

 

 

2017 July 26 Workshop, led by Nancy

Theme: Arrangement with a Balsket
Materials: Sun flower (Helianthus), Asparagus, Eustoma, Cockscomb......etc.

 

2017 June 28 Workshop, led by Assunta

  Theme: Expression on Movement
Materials: New Zealand flax, Alstroemeria, Typha orientalis Presl......etc.

 

 

2017 May 28 Workshop, led by Armanda

Theme: Green plant materials

Title: Dried Palm, Plastic string, Allium, Dried wood, Monstera leave, and Chrysanthemum…etc.

 

 

2017 Apr 26 Workshop, led by AnnaMarie

  Theme: Running wild with imagination using dried or bleached or unconventional materials
Materials: Palm, Green Anthurium, Horsetail, Bird nest leaves and China tree.

 

 

2017 March 20, Workshop with Ms. Kosa Nishiyama

Title: Cross-bar Fixture and Composition Using Unconventional Materials
Materials: Vines, Branch bearing black berry and Rose; Japanese Quince, Euphorbia, and Green Eustoma

 

Title: Composition Using Unconventional Materials
Materials: Plastic wire net and green anthurium; Steel balls, Ranunculus and Tulip petals;
Aluminum sheet and Vanda.

 

 

 

HKFS Demonstration: 2017 March 19
Ms. Kosa Nishiyama, a master teacher from Japan, gave a demonstration on 2017 March 19 at HKFS. Titled “Variations of a Spring Breeze”. Her wonderful performance received warm applause from the audience.

 

 

2017 Feb 22 Workshop led by Elaine
Title: Calla Lily and Red dogwood
Materials: Calla Lily, Red Dogwood and Euphorbia

 

 

2016 Annual Exhibition Opening Ceremony

25-28 November 2016

Our Annual Exhibition kicked off with the ribbon cutting ceremony, performed by jointly by Mrs. Matsuda, the wife of the Consul General of Japan and Ms. Wendy Or, Chief Leisure Manager (Green Campaign) of LCSD. A toast was given and guests were invited to view the exhibition.

Albeit that our Annual Exhibition took place in a much smaller venue, there were 3 group arrangements and 36 individual creations with the theme of “ Flower Message” in different shapes, form, materials and containers. It went successfully and attracted about 600 hundred people.

 

 

 

2016 Annual Exhibition Group Works

There are Three group works on 2 levels of CC Wu Building in Wanchai. The group leaders are:
Hennessy Road entrance: Janet
Wanchai Road entrance: Mrs. Evans
Corridor into the gallery: Norie

 

 

 

 

STAHK Sep Workshop – Wed 28 September, 2016 led by Connie

Theme:Cogon grass as Roofing material

Materials: Cogon grass, Snow berry, Red orchid, Newzealand fax and Lily grass.

 

 

STAHK Aug Workshop – Thursday August 18, 2016 led by Marie Nakamura

Theme: Create a free and airy Nageire arrangement

Materials: Eucalyptus, Chrysamthum, Calla Lily.......

 

STAHK July Workshop - Wednesday 27 July, 2016 led by Janet

Theme: Fun Devices supporting Flowers

Materials: Lily Grass, Oncidium, Heliconai


 

June Workshop – Wednesday, 22 June, 2016 led by Miranda

Theme: Fun Devices supporting Flowers
Materials: Horse tail, Cockscomb, Gerbera...etc.

 

 

May Outing - Wednesday 25 May 2016, Visit to Old Tai Po Police Station

 

A talk and demonstration on fixing techniques of wood and bamboo after AGM, Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Leader: Mr. Cheung

Materials: Bamboo poles and wood

 

2016 HKFS Exhibition

STA HK used the Dragon willow and Vanda to create the group exhibit. The duration is from 11 – 20 March. The exhibit won the Grand Award for Unique Feature of HKFS 2016.

Leader: Mr. Ho

 

Demonstration at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2016

Ms. Misei Ishikawa, a Master instructor and RIJI at the Sogetsu Headquarters gave us a wonder demonstration on 20th March at the HKFS with the title of “Vitality”. The demonstration attracted more than 400 public, the distinguished guests, ikebana friends on the day. The program ended in warm applause, and with great success.

 

 

March Workshop with Ms. Misei Ishikawa – Wednesday, 21 March 2016

Theme: Repeating Similar Forms and Shapes
Materials: Alstroemeria and Lucky bamboo; New Zealand flax and Pincushion

Theme: Disassembling and rearranging the materials
Materials: Gypsophila and Hydrangea; Viburnum


February  Workshop – Wednesday, 24 February 2016 led by Norie

Theme: Using of Wood
Materials: wood, steel grass, dried colored moss

 

 

January Workshop - Wednesday, 27 January 2016, led by Sharon

Theme: The way of arranging ikebana from the back

Materials: Peach, Chrysanthmum

 

 

 

2015 Annual Exhibition Opening Ceremony

Our Annual Exhibition kicked off on 27 November by the ribbon cutting ceremony, performed jointly by Mrs. Matsuda and Mr. Horace Cheung. There are 3 groups works and 38 individual arrangement and attracted hundreds of visitors from 27 to 29 November this year.  After a short speech by AnnaMarie, a toast was given and guest were invited to view the exhibition.

 

 

2015 Annual Exhibition Group Works

The three group works got lots of compliments. Ms. Sumura Eikou, Master Teacher from Sogetsu Headquarters in Tokyo, started her arrangement with the help of her daughter Okubo Yasuka and her assistant Mochizuki Hiroshi in the lift lobby in the signature Sogetsu bamboo style. Mrs. Ebuchi Yoko made a “big construction” with the big wall which showed the real power of flowers. Sharon Chou created a “floating” arrangement in the small room.

 

 

September Workshop - Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015, led by Marie

Theme: Conversing with Space

Materials: Palm, Chrysanthmum, Cockscomb

 


 

July workshop–Wednesday, 22  July, 2015, led by Nancy

Theme: Combination of Dried Palm and Cedar
Materials: Dried palm, Cedar and Orchid.

 

June workshop–Wednesday, 24  June, 2015, led by AnnaMarie

Theme: Grass Composition
Materials: Dried Straw, Steel Grass, Ophiopogon, Fountain Grass, Miscanthus or Susuki (variegated) and Gerbera.

 

 

HKFS 2015 Exhibition

We used about 28 pieces of fresh bamboo poles to form structure and support of the exhibition work.  The beige reed and colored rattan blinds were twisted in different forms to create the mass and movement.

Adding the fresh fox face and heliconia, enhanced the vitality and contrast to the dry material of the whole arrangement. The group exhibit got the Unique Feature Special Award.

Leader: Sharon

 

HKFS 2015 Demonstration

Mr. Hinata Yoichi, a Master instructor and RIJI at the Sogetsu Headquarters, gave us a wonderful demonstration on  29th  March at the HKFS. The demonstration was a big success on the day.

 

 

2014 Annual Exhibition Opening Ceremony

The HKSTA Annual Exhibition at the Arts Centre from 28 November – 30 November 2014.
As usual, the exhibition attracted many hundreds of visitors including overseas supporters over the whole period. A lot of thanks to all!
Besides, we are much honored to have Mrs. Noda and Mr. Horace Cheung as our special guest on 28 November again. Many thanks!

 

2014 Annual Exhibition Group Works

The three group works got lots of compliments.

1. The attractive display with the reed blinds against the black walls.

2. Using ladders at the bottom of the big wall as well as the unique wall panels fashioned from dried grass

3. The mysterious display in the small room with paper, dried and fresh plant materials spiced with red peppers!
33 individual exhibits were featured ranging from the traditional, creative and express oneself. Please see the gallery page for some of the arrangements.

 

 

 

HKFS 2014 Exhibition

STAHK used the 3 colored rattans to create the group exhibit, together with dyed windmill palm, kalanchoe and turf from 17-26 March.

The exhibit won the Grand Award for Unique Feature of HKFS 2014.

Leader: AnnaMarie

 

 

HKFS 2014 Demonstration

Mr. Ken Katayama, a Master instructor and RIJI at the Sogetsu Headquarters, gave us a wonderful demonstration on 16th March at the HKFS.

The demonstration was a big success on the day.

 

 

2013 Annual Exhibition Opening

The Exhibition, held on 29 November 2013-1 December 2014 at the H.K. Arts Centre, Wan chai, was a great success as ever and attracted hundreds of visitors. There were 43 individual's ikebana creations as well as 3 group works. Please view here for the  group works  and gallery for some of the individual arrangements. This year many guests and friends come to attend the opening ceremony on 29th December, bringing a lot of the glory to the exhibition.

 

2013 Annual Exhibition Group Works

The work at the entrance featured bamboo, drift wood, dried palm sheaves, camellia branches, dancing lady orchids and glories. The dried rubber tree leaves floated from the arrangement to the ceiling in elegant lines, creating a light and airy feeling. A truly exquisite creation to greet our guests!

The very fine bamboo pieces had been wired to form squares of different sizes. These squares were placed at different angles giving depth and colored bamboo strips were added as accents.  The created round shapes plus huge irregular mass made the connection from the wall to the platform below. The arrangement got its final touch with the wonderful red of the gloriosa lilies.

Two fences like constructions with on hundred pieces of dogwood, branches, grasses, New Zealand flax came to be after six small trees were securely fastened vertically to iron sands. All the mentioned materials were wired onto it horizontally. Creating an interesting structure in red, green and brown with a bit of yellow. The two “fences” were shifted slightly apart to give some depth to the work.

 

HKFS 2013 Exhibition

STA HK combined dried and colored fresh Traveler’s Palm Flower to create space and movement. The floor was covered with the fresh turf for the contract as well as the reflection.

Three different colors of the dendrobium in the big shallow containers had been added to become a focus of the whole. The exhibit won the Special Award for Unique Feature of HKFS 2013.

Leader: Mrs. Evans


Demonstration at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2013

This year, Ms. Eikou Sumura, a Master Instructor from the Headquarters, visited Hong Kong with her daughter and gave us a creative demonstration on 24 March. She created 6 arrangements. For the last one, she used the box stands with palm and thick vine to create structure.

Four big containers had been put in different place to display different materials. The green Love-lies-bleeding & Asparagus &, yellow Forthysia, Limonium, red hydrangea contrasted with one another well and it was  interesting.

Ikebana Installation for the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2013

The Ikebana Installation by HKSTA for the 41st H K Arts Festival will be placed for the HK Arts Festival patrons and the public to

enjoy from on the G/F., Cultural Centre, Tsimshatsui from 20 February until 24 March 2013. You are welcome with free admission.

 

STA Annual Exhibition at Arts Center 2012

Our Annual Exhibition went very successfully and was well attended, same as last year.

 

Group works

The bamboo poles stand securely first before the moss covered wood was attached to give the structure more stability.

Glorious bittersweet was added, flowing from one bamboo pole to the next and Birds of Paradise flowers inserted in the cut out windows of the bamboo poles.

The final touch was added with the split bamboo, which had been painted in purple, to create lines and finish an impressive arrangement to greet the visitors.

 

In the small room, Fresh split bamboo had been assembled into a ball where some dried sago palm had already been inserted.

Fresh leaves were added as well as some red berries put inside and the ball hung from the ceiling. The walls were decorated with dried sago palms,

mostly on the upper parts in order to draw the eyes towards the ball in the middle of the room. Lighting additionally emphasized the structure.

 

The 5th floor created the desired layout for the wall. Hanging these woods on the wall was ably done.

Lovely shadows were created and a simple but utterly suitable "after the typhoon" arrangement came to be.

 

Demonstration at the HKFS 2012

On 25 March, Mrs. Yoko Ebuchi, an experience teacher from Japan, has given a demonstration by using Japanese materials during the HKFS, which the audience enjoyed very much.

 

 

HKFS Exhibition 2012 (16-25 March)

STA HK used the Cedar Veneer to create the group exhibit for a challenge, together with windmill palm, hydrangea, colored bamboo and wooden frames. The exhibit won the Grand Award for Unique Feature of HKFS 2012.

 

Flower Arrangement for City Hall 50th Anniversary

STA put up a big arrangement in the foyer of HK City Hall, Central (Lower Block) for celebrating the City Hall 50th Anniversary for the HK Arts Festival Patrons to enjoy from Feb 7 until Mar 6, 2012.

 

Annual Exhibition 2011

The Exhibition, held on 25-27 November 2011 at the H.K. Arts Centre, Wanchai, was a great success and attracted hundreds of visitors. There were 30 individuals’ ikebana creations as well as 3 big group works. If you missed it, pleaseview here for the groups and gallery for some of the individual arrangements.

 

 

Demonstration at the Hong Kong Flower Show 2011

The demonstration, conducted by Ms. Suikei Sakaguchi, Master Instructor from Sogetsu Headquarters, was a great success. She gave a step-by-step demonstration of 8 arrangements together with a simple and clear explanation of arranging procedures and techniques. For the final arrangement, she brought out a big wooden structure and invited a few members of STA HK on stage to create a free style display with white non-woven cloth and various kinds of giant green leaves. The arrangement turned out to appear as if a lady was posing in a white dress.

 

Hong Kong Flower Show 2011

The exhibit of STA HK received the Grand Award for Design Excellence. The black bamboo strips decorated with colorful panes of washi paper were hung high. The thick black wavy lines could be clearly spotted even from a far distance. It was very eye-catching!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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