March 22, 2019

Ikebana Manila: Philippine-Inspired Flower Arrangement Exhibit at Shangri-La Plaza

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  • Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement brings back the Renaissance period in the country through a Philippine-Inspired Ikebana Exhibit happening from March 22 to March 24, 2019, at Shangri-La Plaza’s Grand Atrium.

    In time for the Ikebana International Manila Chapter 108’s 52nd Anniversary, Madame Ihoko Haneda, Spouse of the Ambassador of Japan together with its members, the Embassy of Japan, and Ikebana Philippine chapters from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao headed the traditional “lighting of sulo” to mark the opening of the exhibit.

    Madame Ihoko Haneda (in blue), Spouse of the Ambassador of Japan with members, the Embassy of Japan, and members of Ikebana Philippine chapters from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao

    With the special participation of Lalique and Rustan’s Department Store, the exhibit wants to showcase not just the floral arrangements created by women but also their role in preserving and developing the art of Ikebana.

    These Filipino handcrafted flower arrangements are exhibited at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza and it will be available for viewing from March 22 to March 24, 2019.

    Nina Ramos

    Harold Anopol

    Certified Ikebana teachers will also be having a FREE demonstration on March 23, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on March 24, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to showcase to the public the beauty of Ikebana art. They will discuss the intricacies of it from the color, line, form, and functions, to symbolism and seasonability.

    Nonnette Hubilla

    Ikebana, from the 6th century, is a Japanese art of flower arrangement initially done by Buddhist monks and samurais. Learn more about this traditional Japanese art form and develop a deeper understanding of how we can incorporate the art to modern times!

    Sunny Vergara

    For inquiries, you may call Shangri-La Plaza at 370-2597/98 or visit their Facebook page at Shangri-LaPlaza for more updates. 

    Details: 

    What: Philippine-Inspired Ikebana Exhibit
    When: March 22 to March 24, 2019
    Where: Grand Atrium, Shangri-La Plaza, Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, City
    Facebook: facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial
    Website: Shangri-La Plaza
    Ticket information: Free admission

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