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Ikebana Newsletter Melbourne
October  2017

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1. Event Calendar
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27, 28, 29 & 30 September 2017: Special wedding flowers. Myer, City. A number of qualified florists and volunteer staff are required. Contact Shoso if you are interested. shososhimbo@gmail.com 

7 & 8 October 2017: Wa Ikebana Exhibition at Abbotsford Convent. Shoso’s students exhibit their works with Ikenobo School & Ichiyo School. Please help promote the exhibition.    
https://www.facebook.com/wa.ikebana/    

22 October until 5 December 2017: Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition 2017. Shoso’s work was selected for the show. www.yering.com 

25 October 2017: A new term of Japanese Aesthetics starts at RMIT. http://bit.ly/1IFmuyl

29 October 2017: Salvos community fundraising through Ikebana at Kazari, 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran. http://www.kazari.com.au/ 

17 March to 2 April 2018: Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Shoso was selected for the biennale.

30 March 2018: Shoso will conduct an Ikebana demo as a featured presenter at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 2018, The International Academic Forum, Kobe, Japan. https://iafor.org

21 September to 6 November 2018: Biennale of Australian Art. Shoso was selected for the biennale.  
http://www.boaa.net.au

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2. Change of Shoso's email address
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Shoso’s new email address is shososhimbo@gmail.com 

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3. Wedding Flower Assistants Wanted
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Wednesday 27 September, 10 to 4pm, At Murrumbeena, 4 people  
Thursday 28 September, 11 to 5pm, At Mural Hall, Myer, 12 people 
Friday 29 September, 10 to 5pm, At Murrumbeena, 12 people   
Saturday 30 September,11- 2pm, At Mural Hall, Myer, 8 people   

Please send an email to Shoso, if you are interested. 
Those who have done a wiring workshop with Shoso are most welcome.
Due to our tight schedule and resources, there would be no training for volunteer assistants to acquire new skills.  
If you have a relatively large car, please help transport flowers etc. to Myer in the early morning on Thursday. 
If you have some resources, please contact Shoso. We are looking for twisted willow branches, jasmine vines, asparagus ferns, ivy vines etc. 

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4. Wa: Ikebana Exhibition - Information for Exhibitors
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Set up: Friday 6 October 4 - 9pm & Saturday 7 October 8 - 9:30am
Please help arrange the tables first on Friday.  
Please take off table cloth while arranging flowers to protect the cloth.
Opening: Saturday 7 October, 11am, Mrs Matsunaga, wife of Consulate General of Japan will attend.  
Break down: Sunday 8 October 5pm 
Please help pack up the tables on Sunday.

Many of our students have offered their help voluntarily for the exhibition. Thank you Angeline, Aileen, Wendy, Kim Ta, Toko, Jenny, Ryoko and many more.

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5. Class Dates, Term 3, 2017
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Please note that there may be some changes in our class dates. Please join our email group so that you will receive all notices for changes etc. 
http://www.shoso.com.au/p/newsletter.html

Tuesday Class (1:00 - 2:30 pm)
August 8, 15, 22
September 5, 12, 19 
October 10, 17, 24, 31

Tuesday Class (7:00 - 8:30 pm)
August 8, 15, 22
September 5, 12, 19 
October 10, 17, 24, 31

Saturday Class (10:00 - 11:30 am)
August 19, 26 
September 2, 9, 16
October 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11

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6. Tuition Fees 2017
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Three Types of Fees
a. Standard Rate: $35 per session
You can pick any class you are able to attend among the dates specified in our class dates and pay session by session. We prefer that you book by email when you are planning to attend. This is very simple and flexible, and ideal for short time visitors to Melbourne, or people who are unsure how many classes they can commit in a term.

b. Discount Rate: 
Introductory course: $60 for 3 sessions
Certificate course: $ 80 for 4 sessions to $200 for 10 sessions
Conditions for the discount rate in certificate course are:
1. Minimum 4 sessions ($80), 
2. Upfront payment.

If you know in advance that you cannot attend the full term, you can buy sessional tickets of $20 per session to suit your schedule, with minimum of 4 sessions ($80). For instance, if you can only attend 5 sessions in one term, you can pay a fee of $100 upfront.

It is possible to extend the number of lessons you attend at this discount rate, but the minimum number of lessons is four. For example, if you book for 4 lessons at the discount rate, then you decide that you want to attend 3 more classes, you will have to pay the minimum of $80 for the extra classes or pay the standard rate each time.

c. Early Bird Discount: $160 for 10 sessions
This option is available only for continuing students. The fee has to be paid during the first week of each term. Continuing students means those who have attended at least 3 sessions in the previous term.  

Please see Q&A in our tuition page for more details. 
http://www.shoso.com.au/p/tuition.html 

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7. Salvos Community Fundraising through Ikebana:
Ikebana workshops at your venue 
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Shoso Shimbo and his team can offer many type of ikebana workshops now. You may be able to earn more than $200 per hour and donate $50 or more to a charity by hosting our popular one hour workshop.   
http://www.shoso.com.au/p/workshop.html
Shoso’s team has joined Salvos Community Fundraising.
http://bit.ly/Salvos-Shoso  
Share this story if you know someone who might be interested. 

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8. Shoso's Ikebana Course at RMIT 
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Shoso teaches  "Japanese Aesthetics: From Ikebana to Contemporary Art" at RMIT University Short Courses. It will be available for anyone (not just for RMIT students). This class will take participants on a journey to explore the theory of Japanese aesthetics through practical exercises. Next term will start from 25 October 2017. Please book early.
http://bit.ly/1IFmuyl

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9. Shoso’s eBook
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Shoso has made his 2016 Reflections Collection available to purchase as an e-book.
Aus $4.99 http://bit.ly/1JrnKHv

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10. Online Ikebana Lesson
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Send a photo of your work to receive expert feedback. http://bit.ly/17T886Q
Please follow the instruction, particularly the size of the photo to send.
You work may be published on our blog, but this exercise does not contribute directly to your Sogetsu certificate. 

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11. International Journal of Ikebana Studies
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IJIS, v.4 has been published. 
Shoso’s article, “Environmental art and ikebana: Reflection of Wye River Project”,  
the essays by Shoso’s students, Akemi Suzuki and Aileen Duke have been accepted.   
3000 Yen inc. Postage
https://ikebanastudies.wordpress.com

Call for Papers for IJIS, v.5. Deadline: 30 September 2017.

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12. Ikebana Gallery Award 
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Ikebana Gallery Award is the first online Ikebana competition for all Ikebana students in the world and has been recognised as historically significant. 
This award provides the students with not just a special addition to their cv but also a rare opportunity to show their works, receive Likes and encouraging comments from more than 16,000 viewers around the world and international art experts.
http://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com.au

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13. Publications
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Some of Shoso’s articles are now available for download.  
https://independent.academia.edu/ShosoShimbo

Shoso Shimbo, Power in the Discourse of Art: Ephemeral Art as Counter Monuments, The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2015, Osaka, Japan. Official Conference Proceedings, pp.817-829. ISSN: 2186-229X.
http://iafor.org/archives/proceedings/ACAH/ACAH2015_proceedings.pdf

Shoso Shimbo, Flower in Contemporary Art, International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS), Vol.3, 11-20 pp, International Society of Ikebana Studies (ISIS). 

Shoso Shimbo, Environmental Art and Ikebana: Reflection of Wye River Project, International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS), Vol.4, 27-38 pp, International Society of Ikebana Studies (ISIS).

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14. Download free Ikebana Calendar 2018
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http://bit.ly/ikebana-calendars

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15. How to follow Shoso’s activities
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a. Subscribe to a newsletter (this newsletter) from News page. All of Shoso’s students have to join our email group.
http://www.shoso.com.au/p/newsletter.html

b. Become a follower of his blog. The easiest way is to register your email address from the top page of his website. 
Find “follow by email" on the right hand side column. You will receive a notice when the blog is updated.
www.shoso.com.au

c. If you have a Facebook account, like his page. http://www.facebook.com/ikebanaaustralia

d. Like our Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGallery 
You can see some of the works by Shoso's students on this page.

e. Shoso's Japanese blog contains all of the works he has had published monthly in the Japanese community paper, Dengon Net. 
http://ikebana-shoso.blogspot.com.au

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16. Where can I see Shoso’s works in Melbourne?
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a. Hanabishi Japanese restaurant
187 King St, Melbourne
hanabishi.com.au

b. Parkside plastic surgery 
1/168 Gipps St, East Melbourne

c. Mondopiero
28 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 
http://www.mondopiero.com.au
Floating bamboos and a couple of ikebana sculptures are usually on display.

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17. Miscellaneous
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a. http://www.shoso.com.au will host Ikebana online courses soon.

b. Visit following shops for Ikebana containers, etc.. 
Ebisu Design, 161 Ormond Rd Elwood www.ebisudesign.com
Kazari, 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran http://www.kazari.com.au/   
Made in Japan, 1-7 Wynyard St, South Melbourne https://mij.com.au
Nicholson Imports, 65 Myrtle St, Glen Waverley https://www.nicholsonimports.com.au

c. Great Japan tours. http://www.artsinspire.com.au/

d. International Society of Ikebana Studies (ISIS) welcomes new members. http://ikebana-isis.org/

e. Buy Ikebana lesson vouchers online. http://www.shoso.com.au/p/gift-vouchers.html

f. Ikebana Display and Delivery in Melbourne. http://www.shoso.com.au/p/display.html

g. Download free ikebana calendar 2018. http://bit.ly/ikebana-calendars

h. Japanese garden designs by Shoso Shimbo. Ask for a free quote.
(1) Shoso has designed a Japanese zen garden for Komeyui Japanese restaurant.
Where: 396 Bay St, Port Melbourne  
www.komeyui.com.au
(2) Shoso's home garden was selected as one of the top ten gardens in the city of Glen Eira. 
http://www.shoso.com.au/p/arden-design.html
(3) Vertical garden at Mondopiero, Fitzroy.
http://www.shoso.com.au/p/arden-design.html 

Dr Shoso Shimbo
PO Box 5027
Hughesdale 3166
Victoria Australia
Mob: 0439 314 097
shososhimbo@gmail.com

www.shoso.com.au