F Shoso Shimbo
Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 10 and 11 Sep 2022ikebanafestival.com

Monday, 13 June 2022

Ikebana at Villa Alba


Shoso & His Students were invited for "Winter Flower Exhibition" at Villa Alba Museum.

When: 18th & 19th June, 11am - 4pm
Venue: Villa Alba, Walmer St, Kew
Booking: https://www.villaalbamuseum.org/events/

Our creative committee of Melbourne Ikebana Festival will create Ikebana displays to promote Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky


Tickets will be on sale from 3 June 2022.  https://www.ikebanafestival.com

In the 16th century, a seminal ikebana artist Senno Ikenobo raised the idea that Ikebana should be created based on the essence of flowers rather than their image. The aim is to represent the essence of the universe, which Shoso calls Wa: Fluid Harmony in his performance. Ikebana in this sense is abstract assemblage rather than floral decoration.           


Some contemporary artists used performance to show that the artist’s creative act is equally as important as the artwork itself. Ikebana performance similarly aims to shift attention from the artwork to the artist’s action. Art exists in real space and real time and Grabowsky’s music becomes part of the materials as Shoso brings the piece together. The emerging work is a dynamic matrix, an interplay of symmetries and asymmetries in harmony with the music. 


This performance is presented by Melbourne Ikebana Festival.  


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

What is Ikebana ? (1) - New Publication


2022, International Journal of Ikebana Studies, Vol.9, 76 - 78
This is a translation of selected passages of “Hana ni ikiru hitotati he (Message for those who live for flowers)”(1967) by Suido Yamane (1893 - 1966). His insight in ikebana is inspirational for those who wish to look deeply into what ikebana is, and for those who are not satisfied with prevailing discussions about ikebana.

https://www.shoso.com.au 



Ikebana News 

31 May 2022: Deadline - Hanadayori, Ikebana by Request 


4 June 2022Ikebana Introduction


10 June 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Richmond Library 


18 June 2022Ikebana Introduction 


18 & 19 June 2022: Ikebana Display for Villa Alba Open Day  


1 July 20221000 Ikebana Challenge 


31 August 2022Ikebana Workshop at the Pub


10 September 2022: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky

 https://www.ikebanafestival.com


10 & 11 September 2022: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://www.ikebanafestival.com

 




Friday, 13 May 2022


Monday, 9 May 2022

Ikebana Calendar - May 2022




14 May 2022: Ikebana Conference, Ikebana & Therapy by Eiko Hamasaki, ISIR  


21 May 2022: Ikebana Introduction


31 May 2022: Deadline for making request - Hanadayori, Ikebana by Request 


4 June 2022: Ikebana Introduction


10 June 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Richmond Library 


18 June 2022: Ikebana Introduction 


1 July 2022: 1000 Ikebana Challenge 


31 August 2022: Ikebana Workshop at the Pub


10 September 2022: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky

 https://www.ikebanafestival.com


10 & 11 September 2022: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://www.ikebanafestival.com

 

https://www.shoso.com.au 

Friday, 29 April 2022

New Publication: Research on Ikebana Dojo


Shoso's research paper on Zoom Ikebana Dojo was published. Free access now! Thank you our students for great help.

International Journal of Ikebana Studies

A Proposal for Online Ikebana Training

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ikebana/9/0/9_19/_article


A Proposal for Online Ikebana Training: Developing and Evaluating 

a New Curriculum to Teach Ikebana as Meditation 


 Shoso Shimbo


Abstract


The first section of this study is a proposal for a new online ikebana curriculum. Since there is little educational research in ikebana, the proposal is largely a hypothesis based on the author’s experience. New attempts were made to develop a curriculum that values meditation rather than self-expression in the process of creating freestyle ikebana. The second section is a pilot study to evaluate the newly developed curriculum based on a short eight-item survey. Quantitative analysis shows that this curriculum helps advanced students (more than 6 years’ experience in ikebana) to improve their meditation, and qualitative data further confirms that their meditative experiences may not always be a positive experience for the individual, but it’s meaningful nevertheless. Results suggest that resources including video tutorials at the orientation stage contributed to encouraging the advanced level students in particular to meditate more effectively during the creative process of ikebana. 


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Ikebana Calendar - April 2022


30 March - 3 April 2022: Melbourne Flower & Garden Show


1 April 2022: Ikebana for High School Students, Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria Annual Conference   


9 April 2022: Ikebana Introduction


11 April 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Richmond Library 


30 April 2022: Ikebana Introduction


4 May 2022: Ikebana Workshop at a Secondary School


7 May 2022: Zoom Ikebana Dojo - New Intake for Level 2


7 May 2022: Mother’s Day Ikebana Workshop 

 

8 May 2022: Mother’s Day Ikebana Workshop at Metascent


14 May 2022: Ikebana Conference, "Ikebana Therapy" , ISIR  


21 May 2022: Ikebana Introduction


4 June 2022: Ikebana Introduction


10 June 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Richmond Library 


18 June 2022: Ikebana Introduction 


21 June 2022Ikebana Workshop at a Secondary School


1 July 2022: 1000 Ikebana Challenge - Make an ikebana a day for 3 years


31 August 2022: Ikebana Workshop at the Pub


10 September 2022: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky

 https://www.ikebanafestival.com


10 & 11 September 2022: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://www.ikebanafestival.com


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Ikebana Calendar - March 2022


5 March 2022: Zoom Ikebana Dojo (Level 1&3), New Intakes 


5 March 2022: Ikebana Introduction 


6 March 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Villa Alba


19 March 2022: Ikebana Introduction


30 March - 3 April 2022: Melbourne Flower & Garden Show. Looking for volunteer assistants from 27 to 29 March. If interested, send an email to shososhimbo@gmail.com 


1 April 2022: Ikebana for High School Students, Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria Annual Conference   


9 April 2022: Ikebana Introduction


11 April 2022: Ikebana Workshop for Richmond Library 


30 April 2022: Ikebana Introduction


7 May 2022: Mother’s Day Ikebana Workshop 


14 May 2022: Ikebana Conference, ISIR  


10 June 2022: Ikebana Workshop for Richmond Library 


31 August 2022: Ikebana Workshop at the Pub


10 & 11 September 2022: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://www.ikebanafestival.com


https://www.shoso.com.au 

Thursday, 17 February 2022