19th March 2016
Sensei Molly, assisted by Chitra Rajan gave a demonstration of Sogetsu Ikebana, and here is the report by Chitra.
A seminar on culture and society of Japan was arranged at The Raintree Hotel Anna Salai on 19 Mar 2016 by ABK-AOTS Dosokai, Tamilnadu Centre on behalf of the Japanese Consulate to facilitate social inclusion of differently enable people through cultural exchange .The audience which included Japanese Consul General Mr Seiji Baba, Japanese embassy staff, ABK staff and students and differently enabled persons and students from corporation schools watched with rapt attention and were very appreciative
There were three exhibits of Sogestu Ikebana by Molly and one exhibit by Chitra Rajan as well.
Sensei Molly with her arrangements - Upright Moribana style using yellow chrysanthemum, and umbrella plant Cascade style with orchids and jasmine branch, and Freestyle in a tall metal vase with cockscomb and driftwood without crossbar
Monstera, white lilies in a tall vase - Sensei Molly
Sensei Molly - Pink and green anthurium on a traditional Japanese container
3. Royal palms, Bromeliad, gypsophilia and chrysanthemum on a traditional brass container
Chitra's arrangement- Twin bamboo containers with colocosia, dracena and various shades of pink chrysanthemum.All exhibits were well displayed and appreciated.
Sensei Molly received a memento from the Consul General Mr Seiji Baba . Mr Ranganathan the Executive Director of ABK conveyed his sincere thanks to Mrs Malathi Pandurang for accommodating his request to demonstrate Sogestu Ikebana in spite of her hectic schedule.
OrigamiAnother highlight of seminar was the Origami exhibition and demonstration by a well known artist Mr Shivaram Ananthanarayan.