We had a wonderful time at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre on June 20 here in Toronto, doing an Oribana presentation and mini-workshop for Ikebana International Toronto Chapter. The members of Ikebana Int were intrigued by what arts of Origami and Ikebana can achieve together. We had 12 miniature Oribana arrangements on display, that we discussed. Also we enjoyed teaching our Ikebana friends how to fold an origami jasmine, which was a really fun activity, especially the final stage when the paper flower "blossomed" in their hands :-) It was lovely to have many interactions and discussions during the luncheon afterwards.
Special thanks to Karen Lo, President of Toronto Chapter 208 of Ikebana International www.ikebana-toronto.com/, for inviting us and organizing a wonderful event!
As our friends in Ikebana International say "Friendship through flowers"!
*Oribana Presentation by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov at Ikebana International Toronto Chapter at JCCC, June 20, 2015.
Mini oribana from L to R, T to B:
Summer Dreams (Oribana Delight collection)
Spring Breath (Oribana Charm collection)
Expectation of Dew (Oribana Beauty collection)
Morning Freshness (Oribana Charm collection)
Spring Pirouette (Oribana Delight collection)
Beauty Spot (Oribana Beauty collection)
Fresh Attitude (Oribana Beauty collection)
Enticing (Enticing Paper Roses book)
Solo (Oribana Beauty collection)
Evening Promenade (Oribana Beauty collection)
Under The Rain (Oribana Charm collection)
Dancing Kusudama (Oribana Delight collection)
** You can try your hands in folding this charming origami Jasmine too! The diagrams are available at Oriland Origami Studio at www.oriland.com/studio/diagram.php?category=plants&mo...