Jubako(重箱) is a Japanese tiered food box, traditionally made with lacquer. Japanese use Jubako to pack dishes for special occasions: New Year’s dish (Osechi) for New Year’s Day, Chirashi-sushi for the Girls’ festival (Hina Matsuri), homemade seasonal food for cherry blossom viewing (Hanami) and children’s sports day (Undoukai), etc.
Like a beautifully packed Japanese lunch box, a new trend in Japan is using a jubako in flower arranging.
We are happy to invite you to a hands-on workshop and experience a free-style flower arrangement in a jubako style box. You can use this arrangement for a holiday centerpiece or a one of a kind gift to someone special.
To begin with, Ms. Mitsuko Omachi, an Ikenobo instructor in San Francisco, and her assistants will explain the very simple rules and fundamentals then demonstrate how to arrange flowers with useful tips. After her demonstration, participants will arrange with their inspiration. You will have time during the workshop to complete your own arrangement in a small flat jubako style box to enjoy at home.
This event has limited space and registration is first come first served. Please register early to ensure your spot in the workshop. No previous experience in Ikebana or Japanese language is necessary to participate in this event.
Ms. Mitsuko Omachi
Ms. Mitsuko Omachi is a local Ikenobo sensei. Her career of flower arrangement with Ikenobo began in her twenties in Yokohama, Japan. After ten years of training in Japan, she moved to San Francisco and resumed her practice in 1980. She has been an instructor of Ikenobo at Soko-ji since 1990. Her works are seen at various occasions such as Cherry Blossom Festival, Tanabata Ikebana Exhibition, and Ikenobo Center Exhibition.
Japan Society of Northern California
500 Washington St., #300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Date & Time
Friday, December 4, 2015
5:45 – 6:00 PM Check-in
6:00 – 7:30 PM Workshop
$25 Japan Society Member