01 Feb 2022
[View online] The 102nd Sogetsu Annual Exhibition to Celebrate Iemoto's 20th Anniversary "Flowers and Me"
We will share about the 102nd Sogetsu Annual Exhibition to Celebrate Iemoto's 20th Anniversary "Flowers and Me" which was held at Sogetsu Kaikan from November 11 to December 10, 2021.
For the first time in these two years following cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sogetsu Annual Exhibition was held at the Sogetsu Kaikan.
While taking thorough measures to prevent the spread of the infection, the exhibition was held with a small group over two days in each period, in a total of nine periods.
Prior to the opening of this exhibition, Iemoto Akane’s large work was displayed at the front entrance of the Sogetsu Kaikan.
The beautiful light curls of the split bamboo attracted the attention of passers-by on Aoyama-dori, and posted on their social media pages.
This exhibition consisted of five areas. In the Sogetsu Plaza, there was the “Color Area” with the specific theme colors in addition to the “Free Style Arranging Area.”
The Lounge on the 2nd floor was the “Special Area to Celebrate the Iemoto’s 20th Anniversary,” in which the exhibitors used ceramic vases that had been made by the Iemoto.
Also, there was the “Challenge Area” with a small exhibition space and the “Photo Ikebana” section where even members in far-flung areas could exhibit their works.
The total number of ikebana works on display was 430.
Each one of them expressed the person who created it and their joy at arranging flowers.
Iemoto Akane Teshigahara's work
Iemoto’s work has been created at the front entrance of Sogetsu Kaikan.
The “Color Area” at the top of the Sogetsu Plaza. The theme color for the sixth through eighth periods was blue. We supported the “MAKE IT BLUE” campaign to show our gratitude to health care professionals working in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special Area to Celebrate the Iemoto's 20th Anniversary
The “Special Area to Celebrate the Iemoto’s 20th Anniversary” with ikebana works arranged in ceramic vases made by Iemoto Akane Teshigahara.
Unique vases of various sizes and textures were transformed into works unique to each artist over the course of nine sessions.
Flowers and Me Awards winners
The “Flowers and Me Award” was given to the outstanding works selected by Iemoto Akane Teshigahara.
As part of the exhibition, a slide show of photo ikebana was held, which attracted much attention as a corner where those who had difficulty visiting the venue due to the spread of COVID-19 infection could participate.
“RELEASE” ～ Akane Teshigahara Solo Exhibition for 20th Anniversary, which was held at the same time, is now on view in the Akane Teshigahara’s Gallery.
Please visit there as well.
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