London Flower School

Ikebana Master Ms. Koka Fukushima

Demonstration & Workshop

The London Flower School is honoured to host Ms. Koka Fukushima, Master Instructor at Sogetsu School of Ikebana Headquarters in Japan, for a demonstration and workshop of this ancient art.

Born in Tokyo, Ms. Fukushima began learning Sogetsu Ikebana in the 1960’s. Since 1973, she has been taking teacher workshops conducted by the founder of Sogetsu School of Ikebana, iemoto Sofu Teshigahara and the 3rd iemoto Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Amongst the more-than 1000 schools of Ikebana in Japan, Sogetsu is unique. It seeks to escape the constraints of traditional Ikebana, both in creative expression and teaching.

Ms. Fukushima has given numerous workshops and demonstrations all over the world on this creative art at the request of such established institutions such as the Sogetsu Headquarters, the Japan Foundation, Ikebana International and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her experience and travels have led to published essays and many awards such as the Ushio Shuppan Award for a non-fiction essay ‘My Ikebana Trip to South America’ (1989). In 2014, she also published an essay ‘From the Flowering Terrace’ and a follow-up essay in 2018 ‘From the Flowering Terrace 2’ which described her floral experiences abroad.


Image credits: Yoshiki Nakano



Ms. Fukushima has been demonstrating and teaching Sogetsu Ikebana to the world for more than half a century, and on Saturday 29 June 2019 we are delighted that she will do so at LFS.

Wagner Kreusch, Managing Director of the London Flower School, states:

‘We are honoured to welcome Ms. Koka Fukushima to LFS. I have had the unique opportunity to attend one of her workshops in the past and it had a profound impact on my journey into floral design. This workshop is a unique opportunity to experience the Sogetsu philosophy from a Master Teacher of Ikebana.’

The workshop begins with an introduction to Ms. Koka Fukushima. She will share her experience and love for the art of Ikebana and then demonstrate how shape, line and form bring nature and humanity together in her Ikebana arrangement.

In the afternoon, Ms. Fukushima will lead a workshop where you’ll create your own beautiful Ikebana arrangement with creative direction from this Master Instructor.


Image credits: Chukyo Ozawa



ACCREDITATION

  • Master Teacher of the Headquarters of Sogetsu.
  • Riji, member of Sogetsu Teachers Association.
  • Director of Sogetsu Foundation, member of Ikebana International Tokyo.
  • Founding Chapter and Nihon Ikebana Geijyutsu Kyokai.


COURSE DETAILS

  • 10am – 4pm, with a break for lunch.
  • Limited availability of 15 students.
  • All materials included.
  • Tea and coffee provided throughout the day.
  • All London Flower School courses are taught in English.
  • You must be at least 18 years old at the time of booking.
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