A work that has just been finished and barely done is never good.

  • Price:1,980 Yen
  • Softcover:88 pages
  • Language:Japanese and English
  • Dimensions:(W/H)210㎜/297㎜
  • Date of Issue:Jun/1/2024
  • Item No.:A5150

Iemoto Interview My style 35 Guest: Ms. Yumi Kaoru

Ms Yumi Kaoru, an actress as well as a singer performed Aikido, an art of self-defense derived from judo, in the 1200th anniversary ceremony of To-Ji Temple last year, in which Iemoto also practiced Kenka, the offering flowers. Iemoto made her acquaintance at the social gathering after the ceremony.
This time Ms. Yumi enjoyed her first experience of Ikebana under Iemoto’s guidance. They also talked about their own idea of being beautiful and healthy.

【feature】The Age of Avant-garde Ceramics

Sogetsu has a unique collection of avant-garde ceramics crafted by renowned artists, including Pablo Picasso, lsamu Noguchi, Miwa Ryosaku, and Uno Sango. The avant—garde ceramics that emerged after World War Ⅱ, resonating with the spirit of a more liberated era, still inspire ikebana artists with their provocative aesthetics. lemoto Teshigahara Akane embraced the challenge of incorporating seven innovative ceramic vases into her ikebana creations.

Ikebana and water

Incorporating water as a material part of the ikebana is included in the Sogetsu style and an attractive element of the beauty of the flowers. This time, seven artists elegantly incorporated water into their ikebana arrangements, each showcasing their own distinctive approach.

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Abe Kobo : Suna no Onna (Woman in the Dunes)

‘Suna no Onna (Woman in the Dunes)’, a masterpiece of Abe Kobo, a famous writer, was made into a movie directed by Teshigahara Hiroshi in 1964. Mr. Kawana Tetsunori, a master instructor, made Ikebana works in homage to the movie on the 100th anniversary of Abe Kobo’s birth. Hiroshi’s contribution to the newspaper about Abe as a scenario writer is interesting.

The 11th AT Award Exhibition

The “AT Award” was established in 2002 to commemorate Akene Teshigahara as she assumed the Iemoto position and aptly named after her initials. You can enjoy all the works of the 11th AT Award Exhibition held at the Sogetsu Plaza in March of this year 2024.


Teshigahara Akane Her Words and Works

  • My Thoughts on Ikebana Exhibitions
  • Iemoto Interview My style 35 Guest: Ms Yumi Kaoru
  • 【feature】The Age of Avant-garde Ceramics
    The works of Akane Teshigahara : Pablo Picasso
    ‘Once fired, ceramics are beyond the artists’ control.’: Picasso and Ceramics
    The works of Akane Teshigahara : Isamu Noguchi
    ‘Nature which gives us a touch of nostalgia for the old days’: Isamu Noguchi and Ceramics
    The works of Akane Teshigahara : Miwa Ryosaku(Sodeisha)The works of Akane Teshigahara : Uno Sango(Shikokai)
    ‘The development of Ceramics As Objets d’art’: Ceramics by Shikokai (Sodeisha)
    Kiln Keepers’ Exchange
  • 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Abe Kobo : Suna no Onna (Women in the Dunes)
    Kawana Tetsunori “Women in the Dunes”
    “scenario writer : Abe Kobo”Teshigahara Hiroshi

Ikebanists of Sogetsu

  • Ikebana and water
    Ozawa Seiko, Takagi Suisen, Katayama Ken, Okamoto Seishu, Nakamura Misho, Tabuchi Syoryu, Oizumi Reito
  • The 11th AT Award Exhibition
  • Flowers in profusion [Summer]
    Fukushima Koka, Katayama Koso, Kato Kumiko, Nishiyama Kosa, Yokochi Kosei, Sawada Koei


  • Artist Interview with Teshigahara Kiri : Kenny Scharf
  • Ikka-Sanbo(One kind of material in three distinctive variations)19: Australian gum : Ishikura Shosei
  • To the Cities of the World 39 : Concentus Study Group Luca Ramacciotti Lucio Farinelli
  • What’s in an ikebana work? (Sofu’s Lecture Note) 34:‘Shoe off your own style”’
  • Teacher’s Workshop Theme: Celebratory Ikebana for a Wedding 〜Arranging table flowers for a wedding after-party
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