“Flowers are…East and West”

Ikebana Exhibition to Honor Mrs. Judith Setsuko Hata,
Advisor Emeritus, Ikebana International New York Chapter #7

Presented by The Sogetsu Wasetsu Group
In cooperation with Ikebana International New York Chapter #7

The Nippon Club is pleased to host the exhibition “Flowers are … East and West” to honor Mrs. Judith Setsuko Hata on March 7 and 8, 2018.

Featured will be Japanese flower arrangements by Mrs. Hata, her Wasetsu Sogetsu students as well as leading artists from other ikebana schools. This special multi-school exhibition is in cooperation with Ikebana International New York Chapter with support from the Sogetsu New York Branch and friends in commemoration of the auspicious occasion of the Japanese government on behalf of the Emperor awarding Mrs. Hata the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays. This award recognizes her lifelong promotion of mutual cultural understanding between Japan and the United States through ikebana. The exhibition title, “Flowers Are … East and West” reflects Mrs. Hata’s passion, as she says, “learning and sharing ikebana on a journey with many friends along the way.”

Ikebana International, a worldwide nonprofit cultural organization, promotes ikebana enthusiasts of all schools and backgrounds. For more than half a century, Ikebana International New York Chapter has flourished under Mrs. Hata’s leadership. She is now Advisor Emeritus having served as president for two terms and nearly every board position during that time. She also was founder and served as director for 20 years of Sogetsu New York Branch. She continues to promote mutual respect and education of Japanese culture through ikebana through the many thousands she has inspired.

Period 3/7 (Wed) & 8 (Thu) 2018
Hours 3/7(Wed)12:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm
3/8(Thu)10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm
Location The Nippon Gallery, The Nippon Club 7th floor
Admission Admission: Free


“Creatures of Habit: Splendid Techniques In Japanese Art”

Period 3/17 (Sat)-3/24 (Sat)

Hosted by The Nippon Club
Organized by Oriental Treasure Box and Orientations Gallery

For New York Asia Week 2018, Orientations Gallery and Oriental Treasure Box are returning to the elegant Nippon Gallery located on the prestigious 7th floor of the Nippon Club Tower. This year’s event, entitled “Creatures of Habit: Splendid Techniques in Japanese Art,” celebrates the seventh collaborative vetted exhibition. High quality objects by accomplished and recognized artists in the fields of cloisonné enamels, metalwork, ceramics, art lacquer, painting, basketry, carving, and textiles will be on view. Imperial Court Artists and Living National Treasures are significantly included.

“Creatures of Habit” refers to both the objects in the exhibition and the refined techniques of the artists who crafted them. Focusing on animal-form sculptures and ceremonial objects, and depictions on artwork, paintings and textiles. The display will celebrate the intense observations of nature that led to remarkable realism or unique stylization of the range of the animal kingdom: fauna, sealife, birds, and insects.

An illustrative lecture by Hollis Goodall, Curator of Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will complement the exhibition on Monday, March 19th at 4pm. The popular standing-room-only lecture has been one of the highlights of Asia Week.

■ Special Lecture
We will hold a special lecture on Japanese Art by Ms. Hollis Goodall, curator of Japanese art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Time: Monday, March 19, 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
Admission Fee: Seating is limited
Please RSVP: yhonda@nipponclub.org



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