In March 2020, the Iemoto will turn sixty. In Japan,  your 60th birthday is called “Kanreki” which literally means “full circle of the calendar” and considered as one of the most important milestones in one’s life,  a red hat and vest are traditional attire for one on the celebration day.

Wishing for even more prosperity and for the good health of the Iemoto who leads the Sogetsu School, we will hold her Kanreki celebration events.
Please have a special day at Sogetsu Kaikan!

Organizer

Ishikawa Ryu, Isono Gaho, Iwamoto Chisei, Okazaki Shinobu, Ozawa Seiko, Katayama Ken, Kano Shuko, Kuboshima Iccho, Takagi Suisen, Takenaka Reiko, Nakamura Sozan, Hinata Yoichi, Fukushima Koka, Matsumoto Norihisa, Yabe Keishu (Directors and Inspectors of Sogetsu Foudation, Japanese alphabetical order)

Event① Exhibition of Celebration Ikebana for the Iemoto

  • Date:March 1st (Sun.), 2020
  • Venue:Sogetsu Plaza
  • Time:10:00am – 5:00pm

We are looking for exhibitors!

In association with the Kanreki celebration, we will exhibit 60 ikebana works. Let’s decorate Sogetsu Plaza with your celebration ikebana. Please apply to participate as soon as possible!

  • Ikekomi (Arranging):Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    *Create at your convenience between 10:00 and 17:00.
  •  Qualification:Member of Sogetsu Teachers’ Association (STA)
  • Available spaces:60(in accord with 60th birthday)
  • Application period:Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 to Monday, January 13th, 2020
    *If we receive more than 60 applications, the exhibitors will be determined by a lottery draw.
  • How to apply:
    Please download the application form from this page, then send the filled in form to overseas affairs department.
    overseas@ sogetsu.or.jp

Event② Celebration Gathering

A premium gathering for the occasion will be held on 1st of March at Sogetsu Kaikan . After the special ceremony, buffet lunch is served.

  • Date:March 1st (Sun.), 2020
  • Venue:Sogetsu Hall (all seats reserved) and Sogetsu Kaikan
  • Time:11:00am start
  • Fee:3,000JPY
  • Dress code:wear something red.

Why not joining this happy gathering?

  • Application period: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 to Monday, February 10th, 2020
  • Any person may participate and STA members are welcome to bring friends or family.
    *the representing  applicant must be STA members (who have completed the payment of the membership fee for 2019).
    Note: If you apply as a group, the representative of the group should pay the fees as one in total.
  • If the number of participants exceeds the capacity of the Hall, a live broadcast will be shown on each floor of Sogetsu Kaikan.
  • Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations.
  • In the event of any natural disasters or for other unavoidable reasons, the event may be postponed or canceled.
  • How to apply:
    Please download the application form from this page , then send the filled in form to overseas affairs department.
    (overseas@sogetsu.or.jp).

Event③ Celebration Ikebana Images & Video Messages

We are looking for contributors for images of celebration ikebana and  video messages to congratulate the Iemoto’s 60th birthday.

These images and videos will be projected in Sogetsu Kaikan on the day.

Who can send and what to send(image)

  • Qualification:Member of Sogetsu School Teachers’ Association (STA) or anyone who learns Sogetsu Ikebana
  • Image specification:
    ・JPG
    ・1280px×720px or higher
    ・One image per applicant
    ・Please display your name on your image by either editing using software, placing your hand-carved Sekisatsu / Nameplate next to your work, or in any other way.
  • How to apply:Download the application form on this page. Then send the form and  your image(attached ) to  Overseas Affairs Department (overseas@sogetsu.or.jp).
  • Deadline:January 13th, 2020 (Mon. & National Holiday) Japan time.

*Any posting from the STA member is welcomed.
*Your submitted celebration ikebana images will be introduced in the Sogetsu Kaikan on the day of AKANE FESTA.

Who can send and what to send(video)

  • Qualification:Member of Sogetsu School Teachers’ Association (STA) or anyone who learns Sogetsu Ikebana
  • Video specification:
    ・MP4
    ・1280px×720px or higher
    ・Within 30 seconds
    ・Please display your name in your video by inserting a subtitle with your name, holding a piece of paper with your name on it during the shoot, or by using any other method.
    ・How to apply:Please upload your video to a storage service (We transfer or Baidu) . Send the application form by e-mail in which you let us know its URL. to Overseas Affairs Department (overseas@sogetsu.or.jp).
  • Deadline:January 13th, 2020 (Mon. & national holiday) Japan time.

*Any posting from the STA member is welcomed.
*If your video does not satisfy the specification, it may not be played on the day.
*There may be cases where we reduce or mute the volume when playing your video. It is recommended to insert subtitles in Japanese or English or to hold a board on which the message is written.
*Your submitted video messages will be introduced in the Sogetsu Kaikan on the day of AKANE FESTA.

Feature Exhibition ~Works by four Iemotos

To add flavor to this happy occasion, we are planning to exhibit past and current  Iemotos Works in Japanese room at Sogetsu Kaian( 5th floor).

  • Date:March 1st (Sun.), 2020
  • Venue: 5th floor Japanese room, Sogetsu Kaian
  • Time:10:00am – 5:00pm

Event information

Venue
Sogetsu Kaikan
Fee
Exhibition of Celebration Ikebana for
the Iemoto:Free
Celebration Gathering:3,000JPY
Feature Exhibition -Works by four iemotos:Free
Date
March 1st (Sun.), 2020
Time
10:00am - 5:00pm
Address
2-21, Akasaka 7-chome,Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone Number
+81-3-3408-1154
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