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Floral Design Demonstration: Soho Sakai, Ikebana: Floral Art of the Moment

Soho Sakai

Soho Sakai

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Koret Auditorium

Soho Sakai, a native of Japan, began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of Ikebana in 1957. She received her teacher's diploma from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1961, just prior to coming to the United States. Soho now holds the title of Riji, the highest rank of the Sogetsu School. She has been teaching in the Bay Area since 1974, and 75 of her students currently hold Sogetsu teacher's certificates. She has also published instructional videos and DVDs on the art of ikebana.The Sogetsu School honored Soho with the Sogetsu Sho Award in 2004 and with its 80th Anniversary Commemorative Overseas Award in 2007.

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Floral design experts create numerous arrangements onstage and engage audiences by sharing tips and trends. All demonstrations take place in the de Young Museum's Koret Auditorium; tickets are required and cost $40 each; includes museum admission.

Please note: To keep our flowers as fresh as possible, the temperature of the Koret Auditorium will be cooler than usual. Please dress accordingly.

To avoid will-call lines, order online and print tickets in advance. Tickets printed at home must include bar code.

Tickets are available now.
Online: tickets.famsf.org
Phone: 800-777-9996


Underwritten by the East Bay Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

Flowers for the Floral Design Demonstrations are generously donated by the San Francisco Flower Mart.