Fall Shoka Sanshuike

Welcome back everyone! We kicked off the Fall session with shoka shofutai, sanshuike, using materials that reflect the season.

Check the calendar for upcoming classes and we really appreciate it if you can give as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend your usual class or would like to attend at the other location for a make up or extra class.

Please note there are some irregularities in the schedule this Fall to work around the high holidays at the JDIC and our travel schedule for the Illinois workshop. We have added a make up class December 7 at the EJCA since we have to cancel Oct. 19.

September 5 at the JDIC

September 7 at the EJCA

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Day 2 Visiting Professor Workshops June 26-27, 2017

We Offer Our Gratitude to All Who Contributed to This Event


Professor Chino’s Shoka 

Student Arrangements

Professor Chino’s Shoka Shimputai

Student Arrangements



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Visiting Professor Workshops June 26-27, 2017

Jiyuka / Freestyle

Our first evening with Professor Chino focused on freestyle. After professor Chino’s demonstration students chose from a variety of material to create their arrangements which were then corrected by the professor. Professor Chino’s skill and helpful comments were greatly appreciated by all.

Coming next: Shoka sanshuike and shimputai workshop pictures.

Professor Chino’s Arrangements


Student Arrangements

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Catch Up Time

It has been a busy session and we appreciate the dedication of our students. Anticipation and enthusiasm are high as we wrap up the Spring term with our first workshops with a visiting Ikenobo professor from Japan. Pictures of that event will be up soon.

Meanwhile here are the May and June class pictures and a few shots from the Spring Festival at the Kurimoto Gardens where we had a well attended exhibit and demonstration. Many thanks to all who participated.

Kurimoto Gardens Exhibit June 4


May was a Month of Jiyuka / Freestyle

May 5 at the EJCA


May 8 at the EJDIC

May 18 at the EJCA

May 23 at the EJDIC

June was  a Focus on Shoka Shimputai

June 6 at the EJDIC

June 15 at the EJCA

June 20 at the EJDIC

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Shoka Shimputai

Shoka shimputai is a beautiful form: simple and challenging.

Please check the calendar on the welcome page for upcoming classes, topics and events.

April 2o at the EJCA

Material: lilies, quince, mini-chrysanthemums, tropical leaves

April 25 at the EJDIC

Materials: red osier dogwood, lilies, chrysanthemums, oncidium, solidago

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April 6 Shoka Shofutai Sanshuike

Both classes at the EJCA worked on sanshuike this week.

Material: forsythia, aspidistra, tulips

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Sanshuike April 4

Spring flowers offset yesterday’s snow.

Shoka Shofutai Nisshuike

From nisshuike last class.we moved on to shoka shofutai sanshuike today.

Next class at this location is April 25.

Next Topic: Shoka shimputai


Shoka Shofutai Sanshuike

Material: sunflowers, aspidistra leaves and tulips.



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