Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito gives opening remarks at
the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Toronto’s 55th Flower Show.
On July 8, Consul-General of Japan attended the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Toronto’s Flower Show held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. This annual exhibition, now in its 55th year, was one of the official commemorative events of the 90th anniversary of Japan-Canada Diplomatic Relations. The show featured a demonstration by Prof. Yumi Kubota, who had been dispatched from Japan as the Ikenobo Headquarters Special Visiting Professor. She demonstrated a variety of arrangements, including a traditional piece and a modern work that made use of the Niagara Falls as its image. Attendants enjoyed the many works on display, including ikebana with the theme of the Tanabata star festival, as well as works arranged by children.
Remarks by Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Executive Director James Heron.
A demonstration by Prof. Yumi Kubota, Ikenobo Headquarters Special Visiting Professor.
Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Toronto President Betty Lou Arai.
Arrangements by Prof. Kubota.
A traditional ikebana arrangement by Prof. Kuibota.
An arrangement in the image of the Tanabata star festival.
An arrangement in the image of Niagara Falls.
Works arranged by children.