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Tuesday, 26 May 2020


Monday, 25 May 2020

Zoom Ikebana Dojo Update


Join an ikebana learning community. Meet ikebana friends from all over the world. 

Next sessions:
Saturday 6 June 2020, 4:00pm - 4:40pm, Application Deadline: 30 May 2020
Saturday 20 June 2020, 4:00pm - 4:40pm,
Application Deadline: 13 June 2020
Melbourne Australia time


Monday, 11 May 2020

Zoom Ikebana Dojo


Join an online learning community using Zoom. This project is to support your ikebana study, in particular, if you are studying alone. This is ideal for many people who are working in isolation. 

WhenLesson 1, 4:00pm - 4:40pm, Saturday 23 May 2020, Melbourne Australia time

Who can join?: Anyone, regardless ikebana school, stage of learning (except beginners) or country of residence.

How much?: Aus $10 (special Introductory offer, non-refundable). Pay by credit card or Paypal. 

Details: https://www.shoso.com.au/p/zoom-ikebana-dojo.html
日本語案内:https://bit.ly/IkebanaDojoJapanese

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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

70 Ikebana Essays by Shoso


Shoso Shimbo has published 70 essays on ikebana in both English & Japanese for Dengon Net, a monthly Japanese community newspaper in Melbourne. Shoso has never been late for the deadlines for 7 years. Click "On Ikebana" in Top Hits section in his website to read all of them. 
https://www.shoso.com.au/search/label/On%20Ikebana

If you want to read more of his writings, go to his Publication.
https://www.shoso.com.au/p/publication.html

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Friday, 24 April 2020

Shoso's talk will be online


24 - 27 May 2020: Dr Shoso Shimbo will present a paper, “Nature in Ikebana: Beyond sustainability” online at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities. https://acah.iafor.org/acah2020/

Abstract

Western culture, in particular the Modernism Art Movement has had a significant influence on ikebana since the Meiji period. To discern an aspect of cultural transformation in Japan this study focus on the works by several ikebana artists and theorists in 19th and 20th centuries who contributed to develop radical free style ikebana with the influence of Modernism.

There is an argument that under the influence of Modernism, there was a shift in the view of what ikebana symbolically represents from universal structural orders to life energy. However, both of these views were implicated in the classic ikebana text, Senno Kuden (1542), where the author discussed his approach in terms of creating ikebana for a deeper appreciation of nature. This concept of ikebana as a representation of life energy did not begin with the reformers, it has been around since the early stages of development in ikebana and deserves more attention.

This study suggests that, after encountering Modernism, it became necessary for ikebana artists and theorists to reconsider the defining features of ikebana in the light of the differences in the perception of nature in the West and in Japan. Rather than accepting Modernism as a whole, they selectively adopted some elements of it to develop free style ikebana that embodies reemergence of the original approach to nature in ikebana.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Ikebana Events Calendar


There may be some changes due to the current health concern. 

14 April 2020: Zoom online Ikebana lesson was very successful. Thank you all participants. 

24 - 27 May 2020: Shoso will present a paper, "Nature in Ikebana: Beyond sustainability" online at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities. https://acah.iafor.org/acah2020/

June 2020: Sculpture Installation - Shoan Lo & Shoso Shimbo have been commissioned to design art works (stainless steel sculpture and wall piece ) for the newly built Le Pine Hall in Kew. Both works reflect ikebana aesthetics and philosophy.   

12 August 2020: Japanese Aesthetics (From Ikebana to contemporary art), RMIT Short Courses. http://bit.ly/rmit-ikebana

12 September 2020: Shoan & Shoso will present Ikebana Dinner Show, Quaff Restaurant, Toorak. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/p/program.html   

19 & 20 September 2020: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/

20 September 2020: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky at Melbourne Recital Centre. https://www.shoso.com.au/2019/10/ikebana-performance-with-paul-grabowsky.html

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Looking for Ikebana class near you?


 Looking for Ikebana class near you?

Is Murrumbeena too far for you? Some of Shoso’s students have been qualified to teach and are running their own classes. 

Mulgrave: Akemi Suzuki - https://ikebanaakemi.wixsite.com/mysite
Mornington Peninsula: Shoto Duke -@shoto.ikebana, or email  eclipse@ikebana.net.au 

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Where can I see Shoso’s works in Melbourne?


Where can I see Shoso’s works in Melbourne?

a. Hanabishi Japanese restaurant
187 King St, Melbourne

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

c. Saint Dreux
Level 2, St. Collins Lane, 260 Collins St, Melbourne 

d. Mondopiero
28 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 
Floating bamboos and a couple of ikebana sculptures are usually on display.

e. Koko Japanese Restaurant, Crown, Southbank    
Shoso’s flowers will be on display from Christmas day to the New Year day.   

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Monday, 20 April 2020

How to follow Shoso’s activities


How to follow Shoso’s activities


a. Subscribe to a newsletter from the News page in Shoso’s website. All of Shoso’s students have to join our email group.

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. 

f. Follow Shoso in Instagram. @shoso_shimbo, @ikebana.gallery  

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Miscellaneous


Miscellaneous

Following information may be useful for those who are interested in Ikebana.    

a. Visit following shops for Ikebana containers, etc.
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

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

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

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

e. Ikebana Display and Delivery in Melbourne. Weekly flowers by Shoso and his team for receptions etc. are available. http://www.shoso.com.au/p/display.html

f. Shoso’s Wedding Flowers. http://www.shoso.com.au/p/wedding.html

g.  Shoso’s eBook

h. Online Ikebana Lesson
Send a photo of your work to receive expert feedback. http://bit.ly/17T886Q

i. 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  
(2) Shoso's home garden was selected as one of the top ten gardens in the city of Glen Eira. 


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Tuesday, 14 April 2020


Saturday, 28 March 2020


Tuesday, 24 March 2020


Monday, 16 March 2020

Ikebana Lesson Cancellation


Ikebana Lesson Cancellation 

In light of the current concerns with the COVID 19 situation, we think it's prudent to cancel Ikebana classes on 17 March. Make up lessons will be scheduled later. 

If you want to go ahead and make an arrangement at home, please post a photo to Ikebana Gallery Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGallery/

Our next lesson will be on 14 April.   https://www.shoso.com.au/p/newsletter.html

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Saturday, 7 March 2020

Ikebana Newsletter March 2020 Special Edition


Ikebana Newsletter Melbourne 
March 2020 Special Edition
1. Irregular Class Dates in March & April: Please check our class dates in News Page on Shoso’s Website. https://www.shoso.com.au/p/newsletter.html

2. Sogetsu Events in Sydney: Please book now, if you are interested. https://www.sogetsu-ikebana.org.au

3. Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. 25 - 29 March 2020.

3.1. Shoso is looking for 100s of soft or young eucalyptus branches. Send an email, if you have any information. shososhimbo@gmail.com

3.2. If you would like to be a volunteer for Shoso, please send an email first. shososhimbo@gmail.com and complete an online induction.

Venue: Royal Exhibition Building
When: 10am - 6pm, Sunday 22 March
1pm - 7pm, Monday 23 March
9am - 5pm, Tuesday 24 March

There may be some changes in those hours, because Shoso has to work for 2 other projects at the same time during those days.

The venue, the Royal Exhibition Building, requires all participating exhibitors & their staff to complete their online induction questionnaire prior to accessing the venue.

The link to access the induction is https://www.userlogin.com.au/museumcontractor/login.php
& this must be completed by all exhibitor site staff, including those setting up, dismantling & working at your site during the Show. Please create an account via this link & complete the Exhibitor Induction modules as required. Please choose “Event Exhibitor & Event Contractor Induction – Museum Spaces” Please then choose the relevant site for your event.

Exhibitors & staff will not be permitted to work onsite at the Show until this induction has been completed so please ensure they do so in advance of their first shift.

4. Get inspired. A nice video on Ikebana.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2029128/

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Friday, 6 March 2020

Daily Meditation


15 March 2020: Special Ikebana workshop at Kazari. 

25 - 29 March: Melbourne Flower Show, 2020. See ikebana works by Shoan Lo & Shoso Shimbo. They will create displays under "Melbourne Ikebana Festival" at Shop Window Competition sections of the show. http://melbflowershow.com.au/

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Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Ikebana Events Calendar



Events Calendar

16 February 2020: The Bushfire Relief Auction. Shoso's ikebana work was sold at $950. Thank you.

15 March 2020: Special Ikebana workshop at Kazari. 

25 - 29 March: Melbourne Flower Show, 2020. See ikebana works by Shoan Lo & Shoso Shimbo. They will create displays under "Melbourne Ikebana Festival" at Shop Window Competition sections of the show. http://melbflowershow.com.au/

24 - 27 May 2020: Shoso will present a paper, Nature in Ikebana: Beyond sustainability at the Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Tokyo. https://acah.iafor.org/acah2020/

12 August 2020: Japanese Aesthetics (From Ikebana to contemporary art), RMIT Short Courses. http://bit.ly/rmit-ikebana

12 September 2020: Shoan & Shoso will present Ikebana Dinner Show, Quaff Restaurant, Toorak. This is an opening event of the Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2020 https://waikebana.blogspot.com/p/program.html   

19 & 20 September 2020: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/

20 September 2020: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky at Melbourne Recital Centre. https://www.shoso.com.au/2019/10/ikebana-performance-with-paul-grabowsky.html

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Friday, 7 February 2020