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Glendale, CA 91201 USA
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Learn the basics of Japanese flower arranging! Ikebana - means living flowers. The Japanese art of flower arranging has been described as being at once more subtle, more sensitive, and more sophisticated than the methods of arranging flowers usually employed in other cultures. This is so because Ikebana is an art in Japan in the same sense that painting and sculpture are arts elsewhere.
The Workshop will be from 10am-1pm.
$50 per person ($25 for materials; $25 for the class)
Students must provide their own vase.
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Sunday, February 19, 2023
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shoseian, built in 1974 through combined efforts of the Sister Cities of Glendale and Higashi-Osaka, Japan is one of the few traditional Japanese Teahouses open to the public in the United States. Spearheaded by Mrs. Otto Neufeld, local Glendale educator and prominent citizen, the Teahouse represents the spirit of goodwill, lasting peace and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States. Given the name “Shoseian” or “Whispering Pines Teahouse” by the Fifteenth Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke School of Tea in Japan, the Teahouse is designated an official Tearoom. Dr. Yamazaki of Higashi-Osaka provided initial support for the Teahouse and Gardens. The original Teahouse design was by architect Hayahiko Takase. A unique blending of western and eastern design, the Teahouse is an apt expression of the spirit of cross-cultural community.
Although the structure has remained open to the public, over the years the core focus of friendship and cultural exchange had waned. With the founding of Friends of Shoseian in 2001, this spirit has been rekindled. Through recent cooperative efforts by the City of Glendale, Friends of Shoseian and the Japan Foundation, the Teahouse interior has been completely renovated. It has been designated as a Landmark Building by the Glendale Historical Society. Nestled at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains beside a koi pond in a charming Japanese-style garden setting, the Teahouse is in a unique position to outreach to the community of Glendale and greater Los Angeles. Today, once again, the community can enjoy this cultural treasure and let the “Whispering Pines” speak to us of friendship and goodwill.
Shoseian Teahouse, 1690 Brand Park Drive, Glendale, CA, 91201 United States
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