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Saga Go-ryū Workshop with Els Schnabel

The workshop with Els Schnabel from the Saga Go-ryū School from Kyoto will take place on September 23, 2022 in Dürnten near Zurich. Shōgonka will be arranged in the morning and Moribana in the afternoon.

Date and time: Friday, September 23, 2022

Workshop Part 1: 09:00 – 12:00.
Lunch break, see below for details
Workshop part 2: 13:30 – 16:00 hrs.

Location: Room “Rosmarin” 1st floor, Garten-Center Meier, Kreuzstrasse 2, Dürnten 8635

By car: Oberlandautobahn A53, directly at the exit Dürnten
By train: S5 or S15 to Bubikon ZH, a few minutes walk to the garden center.
(Upon request, guests will be picked up at Bubikon train station).

Theme: Morning: Shōgonka
Afternoon: Moribana river landscape

Bring: Vessels:
For workshop part 1 morning: “cup” or “bucket-shaped” vessel, filled with gravel and kenzan, for the Shōgonka.
For workshop part 2 afternoon: a large shallow bowl, at least 30 cm in diameter. Stones for the riverbank. Personal ikebana supplies.

Materials: will be prepared and provided. It would be nice if participants could bring their own materials after reading the explanation of the planned arrangement.

Participants: min. 8 max. 12 Number. Participants Implementation according to current BAG protection concept. Insurance is the responsibility of the participant

Costs: 1 day, 2 arrangements Fr. 90.- for I.I. members
1 day, 2 arrangements Fr. 100.- for guests
½ day, 1 arrangement Fr. 50.- for I.I. members
½ day, 1 arrangement Fr. 60.- for guests

Registration: by 05 September 2022 at the latest by email esther.feucht@gmail.com

If only morning or afternoon possible, indicate when registering. In case of cancellation at short notice (5 days before workshop) or no-show, the course costs will be charged.

Lunch break: time to cultivate friendship through flowers and enjoy culinary delights together with ikebana friends in the self-service restaurant. The in-house pastry shop leaves nothing to be desired for dessert. Lunch is to be paid separately. A table has been reserved for us. We are looking forward to an atmospheric workshop with you.

Friendship through flowers
Ikebana International Chapter Zurich 214 and Basel 227

Workshop leader Els Schnabel (I.I. Germany South) accompanied by Beate Zieroth (I.I. Berlin) and Esther Feucht (I.I. Zurich) as coordinator.

Shōgonka was initially intended as a flower offering on the altar. The solemn, reverent style has evolved over time to fit other spaces.

Shōgonka is the embodiment of this concept, in which the six main lines represent these six elements.

Sky (Chokushin) infinite possibilities.
Wind (Hikae) supports life
Fire (Gyokushin) nurtures and purifies
Water (Nagashi) sustains life
Earth (Uke) supports and nourishes all things
Shiki Futokuro holds everything together
(wisdom) Maezukuri knowledge, judgment, energy

Earth, water, fire and wind serve to elevate from the foot of heaven, standing gracefully in the middle. Wisdom brings all the elements together in harmony and fills the whole with life.
The possibilities to represent the different elements are many, one is, especially for “school strangers” and relative beginners, to pick up the peculiarities:
The sky is straight and long
The wind is blowing, e.g. long grasses
The fire is blazing, e.g. a branch with red leaves
The water shows waves, e.g. with corkscrew hazel, shows at 90 degree angle
The earth is stable, e.g. a thick leaf or branch/twig, also at a 90 degree angle
Shiki, wisdom or beauty is made of beautiful material; flowers and leaves.

Everything is put very close standing, without being able to see through. 10 cm above the vessel remains free and is only partially covered by the shiki.

Moribana, river landscape
For the afternoon, when the morning’s Shōgonka is finished, I plan to arrange a river landscape. Landscapes are a specialty of the Saga Go-ryū school.
For this, a large ceramic bowl must be brought and 3-5 kenzan or more, depending on the size of the bowl.
Both riverbanks are designed (front and back) with large deciduous and coniferous “trees”, shrubs and small flowers on the edge and “rocks”; stones on the edge in the water. Dry wood, a “dead tree” is also used. The river meanders through the forest.

As written above, it would be convenient if participants also bring their own materials. The arrangements are elaborate and require a lot of material and if the participants get the info in advance already and think about the material, maybe some could already collect material in their own garden or in nature.

I am really looking forward to our workshop!!!

– Els Schnabel

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Mishō-ryū workshops 2022

On select Saturdays in 2022, the Mishō-ryū Chapter will offer special workshops in Sissach. Each workshop will be held on a seasonal theme. The workshops are open to participants with and without previous experience. Individual workshops or all workshops can be attended:

* 1 October 2022: Ikebana in autumn
Teacher: Regula Maier
Registration until 17 September

* 12 November 2022: Free Style
Registration until 29 October

Location: Misho Schule, Gewerbestrasse 10, Sissach 4450
Time: 10:00-12:30
Cost: CHF 65.00 including plant material
Bring along if possible ikebana bowl with kenzan, ikebana scissors, plastic mat

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4th Ikebana-Calligraphy-Ceramics Exhibition

Organized by the German-Japanese Society Freundeskreis Nagai-Bad Säckingen, the 4th Ikebana-Calligraphy-Ceramics-Origami Exhibition will take place from July 3-24, 2022. Normal opening hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 2-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm. Special events are:

July 3, 11 a.m.: Vernissage with musical accompaniment

July 10, 11 a.m.: Demonstration “Ikebana – Summer Impressions” with Wally Gschwind and Monika Nussberger, Ikebana International Basel Chapter 227

July 16, 5-7 p.m.: Origami Workshop with Elke Muche “From Surface to Form – Abstract Origami” (with registration, number of places limited, see flyer)

July 17, 11 a.m.: Lecture by Prof. Günter Figal “The beauty of vessels”.

July 24, 11 a.m.: Calligraphy demonstration by Takeda Rie

Place: Villa Berberich, Bad Säckingen

More information at: ikebana-basel.ch/willkommen?b=100311&c=ND68

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Ikenobo Swiss Central Chapter courses

The Ikenobo Swiss Central Chapter offers courses to beginners, advanced and diploma candidates.

On offer are:
– Saturday Seminars at the Bruder Klaus Parish Center in Bern
– Introductory courses at the garden center Wyss
– Courses at the Budoschule Lucerne

And a weekend seminar at the Ceramics Studio in Locarno in November.

In addition private lessons for beginners and advanced students are available.

For more information see ikenobo.ch/kurse-schweiz/ or email Shunzuen Suzue Rother-Nakaya at suzue.rother@ikenobo.ch

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Outdoor Workshop in Sissach

The Outdoor Workshop in the open air will take place on 20-21 August 2022 at the Bierkellerhütte in Reusli, Sissach. Creating Ikebana artworks in nature is a wonderful experience.

Date and time: 20 August 2022, from 10:00 to about 15:00 o’clock
Clean up on Sunday, 21 August 2022, from 16:00 o’clock

Location and room: Bierkellerhütte in Reusli, Sissach (At the end of Reuslistrasse, at the edge of the forest)
Bring along: Ikebana accessories and material from the garden/forest edge or flower field

Costs: Fr. 50.- for I.I. members incl. sandwich lunch
Fr. 60.- for guests incl. sandwich lunch

Organization: Regula Maier, Monika Nussberger, Wally Gschwind, Ursina Früh

Dinner: Barbecue with relatives. Sausage will be organized.
Salads and desserts are welcome
Registration: by 5 August at the latest by email to ikebana.basel@gmail.com
In case of short notice cancellation (5 days before workshop) or no-show, the course costs will have to be charged.

We are looking forward to an atmospheric workshop.

In Friendship through Flowers
Misho Chapter, Ikebana International Chapters Zurich 214 and Basel 227

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3 I.I. Chapters Meeting in Basel

The annual meeting of the three Swiss Ikebana International chapters will take place this year on Saturday, 27 August 2022 in Basel.

Time: 11.30 a.m.

Meeting point: Basel SBB train station exit city (north) at the bottom of the escalator

Venue: Lunch at the Villa Merian, Vorder Brüglingen 5, 4052 Basel

Following lunch: Guided garden tour of the Merian Gardens

Registration: by 15 August to ikebana.basel@gmail.com