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Katagiri Atsunobu ー Ikebana Partisan

Date: 9/20, 10/2 Time: 15:00 -17:00

Venue: Hachimonjiya
Limited to 8 people per session
¥5000 per person

Join us for a special 'Social Ikebana' workshop. Think about the past, present, and imagine the future of Kyoto and the world through creation. Hosted in "Hachimonjiya" in Kiyamachi, a venue at the center of Kyoto's post-war alternative culture scene.

Participants should bring their sentimental relics and objects from past and present social events. Items could include items found at the scene of these events, magazines and newspapers clippings from the time, personal objects, etc. Please also bring a bag or furoshiki to take your flowers home. If possible, please bring your flower shears.

This event has limited booking space, so you will receive a confirmation email for your reservation.
Atsunobu Katagiri
​​Born in Osaka in 1973. In 1997, Atsunobu Katagiri became head of the long-established Misasagi School of ikebana in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. Katagiri’s style ranges from traditional ikebana to contemporary artistic approaches, and he collaborates with artists from many different fields. In September 2013, two and a half years after the Great East Japan earthquake and nuclear accident, mizu-aoi, a rare flowering plant in the water hyacinth family designated a near-threatened (NT) species by the Ministry of the Environment, repopulated in the wake of the tsunami. Katagiri was invited to try using mizu-aoi in ikebana, and traveled to the city of Minami Soma, in Fukushima. There, in a landscape scarred by the tsunami but with signs of lives that had once been lived there, he created ikebana flower arrangements using mizu-aoi and other flowers blooming in the stricken area that were published as a photo book, Sacrifice—The Ikebana for Regeneration, Offered to the Future (Seigensha 2015). Katagiri has done numerous solo exhibitions, and recently collaborated with Van Cleef & Arpels on LIGHT OF FLOWERS—Hana no hikari (Daikanyama T-SITE GARDEN GALLERY 2021).

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