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Member Obituary: Antoinette Moon–Dear Friend, Talented Artist, and Past President

Antoinette Moon was a valued member of the Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53 family.  She was a member for many years and served as one of its past presidents.  As a trained artist her arrangements showed a degree of sophistication and aesthetics which was uncommon and much appreciated.  Intrigued by ikebana as a Japanese art, …

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Rochester, NY, Ikebana International Chapter Getting Back to Normal.

Now that Governor Cuomo has stated that 70% of the population of New York State has had at least one COVID vaccine shot, he is opening up the state to more of our usual activities.  This means that starting in next month–July–we will be meeting back at the First Baptist Church of Rochester on the …

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Rochester, NY Ikebana International member obituary

Our dear chapter member, Fudeko Maruyama, passed away on December 24, 2020 from complications associated with Covid 19. She was 91. Fudeko studied Hijiri Ikenobo with Yasuko Spence and enjoyed making the traditional ikebana arrangements. The group she took classes with enjoyed her gentle, sweet nature and quiet sense of humor. Not many knew that …

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Upstate New York Holiday Ikebana

One of the many pleasant things ikebana practitioners do is make holiday arrangements.  Ikebana reflects our lives.  And these arrangements may reflect the seasons, joyous, but also sad times.  This month, we have some special arrangements to show from members of the Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53.  Many times these arrangements will use certain materials …

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Sharing Among the Ikebana Schools in Rochester, New York

One of the best ways that the different schools of ikebana share with one another is through exhibitions.  Prior to the COVID restrictions, the Ikebana International Rochester chapter had regular public annual exhibitions.  And at these exhibitions, all the different schools were represented by their respective arrangements.  Also, during these exhibitions, demonstrations would be done …

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