Ikebana International 10th World Convention
May 1-4, 2012 at Grand Pacific Le Daiba, Tokyo
Inherit the spirit of Ikebana and evolve into a peaceful world
Day 0 (April 30, Monday)
9:00- Set up
10:00 Joint Meeting
12:00 Friendship Room Open
12:00 Pre-Registration
13:00 Resolutions Com Meet
15:00 Minutes Appr Com Meet
16:00 Discussion Leaders Meet
Day 1 (May 1, Tuesday)
8:00 Prep for Exhibition
8:30 Registration
9:00 Friendship Room Open
10:00 Culture Prog (1) (2) (3)
13:30 Culture Prog (4) (5) (6)
16:00 Tape Cut for Exhibition
16:00 Exhibition Open
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:25 Welcome Dinner
Day 2 (May 2, Wednesday)
9:00 Friendship Room Open
10:00 EGM
10:00 Exhibition Open
10:00 Open Public Program
11:30 Members' Demo (1) (2)
13:00 Demo by Ohara
14:40 Demo by Mishoryu
16:20 Demo by Ichiyo
17:30 Members' Demo (3) (4)
19:00 Dinner
Day 3 (May 3, Thurthday)
9:00 Friendship Room Open
9:00 Business Meeting-1
10:00 Exhibition Open
10:00 Open Public Program
11:30 Members' Demo (5) (6)
13:00 Forum
14:40 Demo by Ryusei-ha
16:20 Demo by Ikenobo
17:30 Members' Demo (7) (8)
19:00 Dinner
Day 4 (May 4, Friday)
9:00 Breakfast Meeting
11:30 Business Meeting-2
16:00 Demo by Sogetsu
19:00 Sayonara Banquet
 
Culture Programs
Fine crafts are among the treasures that Japan has given the world. Many partake of long and profound traditions, and the artistry and beauty of such crafts have set a standard of quality and workmanship in crafts that may have shorter histories. The selection of crafts presented in the Eighth World Convention hands-on Culture Programs represents a cross-section of traditional skills that can be learned without long years of apprenticeship.

Program 1: "Tsumamizaiku"
Making a Silk Brooch
by Mrs. Kazue Miura
This surprising and little-known craft originated as a technique to make charming accessories for the kimono. Folding and combining minute bits of colored silk fabric to make miniature compositions involves the same creative potential of any fine art. Lovely accessories such as pins and brooches are only one of the countless possibilities opened up by this fine craft.
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Program 2: "Bokusaiga"
Ink and Watercolor Painting
by Mrs. Noriko Ayusawa
Ink painting (sumi-e) is one of the great art forms of East Asia. In Japan this art reached great heights of refinement and beauty, impacting all the arts, including ikebana. The World Convention's providing a hands-on introduction to this major art form will stimulate all participants to find inspiration in Japanese sumi-e and its tradition of color and composition.
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Program 3: "Sunaemorimono"
Ikebana Arrangement with Sand
by Mrs. Kosen Naruse
The ancient, aristocratic art of bonseki, in which delicate miniature landscapes are created with white sand and pebbles on a black lacquer tray, has been adapted into the world of ikebana by Chiko School Iemoto Kosen Naruse. She feels that [the delicacy of] white sand patterns on a black background "give the arrangements depth and incorporate the artist's feelings.
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Program 4: "Watoji"
Japanese Bookbinding
by Mr. Yuji Ohno
Bookbinding as a hobby is becoming increasingly popular in the West, and Japanese bookbinding has received much interest and attention outside Japan. Unlike Western bookbinding, which involves complex techniques and special tools, Japanese bookbinding is both simple in concept, easy to accomplish, gratifying in results, and involves only a few simple materials and tools.
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Program 5: "Hina Ningyo"
Making Shell Dolls
by Mrs. Mariko Okazaki
To celebrate the Doll Festival (Hina Matsuri), now known as the Girl's Festival, a tiered dais of dolls representing the imperial court was set up in the home. The charm of the dolls (hina ningyo) captures the popular imagination, and emperor and empress hina dolls are created in countless materials, including flowers. Inspired by the ancient game of matching decorated shells, Japanese fabrics are cleverly employed inside clamshells to make the emperor and empress hina dolls.
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Program 6: "Takezaiku"
Bamboo Craft
by Mr. Masaharu Moriya
That Mr. Moriya has given instruction in plaiting and creating bamboo flower holders since the 8th World Convention is a testament to the popularity and pleasure of working with bamboo. Bamboo craft goes back into the distant mists of antiquity, but its creative potential is powerful and always refreshing and new.
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Ikebana International 10th World Convention
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Photos by McEdit (Yoichiro Kikuchi & Kenji Miura), and Ohmori Photo Studio