The Ohara School of Ikebana, La Jolla Chapter will have a two-day exhibition from October 19 - 20, 2019 in the Japanese Friendship Garden's (JFG) Exhibit Hall showcasing a variety of exquisite ikebana arrangement made by their students. This exhibit is free with admission to JFG.

Officially founded in 1912 in the Osaka-Kobe area by First Headmaster Unshin Ohara (1861 – 1916), the Ohara School focuses on expressing the beauty of the natural scenery. Its basic philosophy is to observe nature well and emphasize the seasonal qualities, growth process, and the beauty of the natural environments. Today, Ikebana – the Japanese disciplined art of flower arrangement – has become a very popular art form abroad with a diverse range of styles and teachings.

Founded in 1981, the Ohara School of Ikebana, La Jolla Chapter is a non-profit, local organization for instructors and student of the Ohara School to exchange cultural ideas and keep informed of the latest development of the Ohara School of Ikebana. Members meet for workshops, meetings, exhibitions, and other various social events.

For more information on the Ohara School of Ikebana, La Jolla, you can visit them online at

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