Ikebana Teacher and Artist Valeria Raso visited our exhibition. She is Born in Sicily,Italy and has a Degree in Psychology at Padova University. She Sailed a yacht around the world for 8 years with her Japanese husband. She lived in Japan for 14 years and studied Ikebana for 10 years at the Sogetsu School where she was awarded a teacher's degree,and the name "Suiren"(Lotus flower). Valeria is originally Italian but she professes a deeper identification with the Japanese culture. She lives in Auroville ,a international township in South India,with her husband and her daughter, and gives talks and classes on Ikebana all year round.
It was very nice of her to visit our Ikebana Exhibition in Chennai. Thank you Valeria, from all of us.
Here are some pictures of her Ikebana for our group.
(Courtesy : http://www.japaneseartfurniture.com/ikebana.htm)
(Valeria is in the white T Shirt - In Class)