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
 
Exhibition
One has to experience the I.I. World Convention Exhibition to really appreciate how and why ikebana is a major art form. The sheer size of it is certainly impressive - ikebana by 285 members, 6 ikebana associations, 27 ikebana schools, and the honorary representatives of the embassies of 13 countries - but one does not wander the isles of the Exhibition to be overwhelmed, but, like any fine art exhibition, to savor and appreciate and be inspired. exh1
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Representatives from Foreign Missions
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The Valiant Pine Tree
In a far corner of the Exhibition gallery was a small case containing two tiny pine seedlings, and an few words of explanation. These little seedlings were from a number of seedlings grown from the seeds in a pinecone of a pine tree that miraculously survived the tsunami. The mother tree is dying due to the salt in the soil left by the tsunami, but these seedlings and their siblings will play roles in the reconstruction of the devastated areas and be honored as a symbol of fortitude and resilience.
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Ikebana International 10th World Convention
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Photos by McEdit (Yoichiro Kikuchi & Kenji Miura), and Ohmori Photo Studio