Special Program with Mr Ken Katayama

Thank You

25 August 2020

Zoom Ikebana Dojo is delighted to welcome Mr Katayama as a special facilitator. Mr Katayama is an internationally renowned Ikebana master, based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has taught and performed Ikebana all around the world and is one of the most popular Ikebana masters today.

He is a “RIJI” of the Sogetsu School Teacher’s Association, and secretary-general of the Nishi-nihon Kado Federation, Fukuoka Chapter among many other positions.

In 2017 he was the World Convention Chairperson for Ikebana International 11th World Convention, and in 2019 he presented Welcome Flowers at G20 Fukuoka Welcome Reception.

Mr Katayama kindly supports our project because he wants to cheer up the many ikebana practitioners around the world who are suffering or experiencing inconvenience due to the COVID 19. Please apply as soon as possible as the number of seats are limited. The session will be recorded and will be available on YouTube for free.

When: 4:00 - 4:30 PM, 25 August 2020 (Melbourne Time) &
4:45 - 5:15 PM, 25 August 2020 (Melbourne Time)  Check your local time. 

Who can join: Anyone, regardless of ikebana school, stage of learning (except beginners) or country of residence. You must have basic knowledge and skills of ikebana. Also you must be familiar with Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English with a translator.

How many: Up to 12 persons (2 sessions - 6 persons each)  

How much: Aus $25. Pay by bank transfer (within Australia) or credit card or Paypal.

Task: Mr Katayama has conducted many Ikebana demonstrations worldwide. See some of his demos on YouTube and also visit his website to find your favourite work. Create your work inspired by the work you chose.   
Mr Ken Katayama's Website

How to apply & participate:

1. Send an application form by 11 August 2020 (New Deadline).

2. If your application is successful, you will receive an email by 14 August with instruction on how to pay & on your task.

3. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you an email of invitation to the session.

4. Do your task (see above). 

5. Make your ikebana work before the session. Take a photo of your work (less than 0.5 Meg.) and send to ikebana.dojo@gmail.com at least 24 hours before the session starts if you want detailed feedback.

6. Alternatively, you can share the photo of your work during the session. Find a way to share your file using Zoom.

7. Join the session. Prepare your work and its photo. 

Each person has about four minutes for show and tell, and feedback from our facilitator and other students. Our facilitator will make comments on your photo. You may adjust your work after your show and tell.

8. Enjoy show and tell by other students before and after your own presentation. Group interaction is helpful for your learning. Works by others can inspire you.

9. Share a photo of your work to Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page. See how to apply for the 2021 Ikebana Gallery Award if you are a student. 

10. If you would like to join Zoom Ikebana Dojo again, please visit our pages on Ikebana Aesthetics Program or Special Program