Friday 18 November 2016, 18:00 - 19:30
Japanese Horizon.

The path of flowers. Ikebana Sogetsu

Theoretical lesson and demonstration of Ikebana Sogetsu on the occasion of the exhibition The Japanese House. Architecture and life from 1945 to the present
Architecture Archives Centre
Admittance € 5.00 – 3 meetings “The path of flowers” € 10.00 – free for myMAXXI cardholders
Purchase of a ticket entitles the holder to reduced price museum entrance within a week of issue

A series of events devoted to the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun through the history of the Japanese garden in its various poetic stylistic forms and the ancient Japanese art of Ikebana.

Sofu Teshigahara founded the Ikebana Sogetsu school in 1927 and it was immediately distinguished by a didactic and modern approach. The art of Sogetsu is characterised by its innovative vision, becoming a true three-dimensional sculpture that can be created a placed anywhere with its ties to the world of art (Sofu), design (Kasumi, daughter of Sofu), theatre (the third director of the school, Hiroshi) and the school (Akane, the current director). The school introduced the “free style” and allowed creativity for all while maintain the precise rules and ideas of traditional Ikebana.

Intervengono
Luca Ramacciotti President, Rome Chapter of Ikebana International – Chairperson Sogetsu Concentus Study Group
Lucio Farinelli Deputy Chairperson of the Sogetsu Concentus Study Group
Anne Justo, Lucia Coppola and Giulia Piccone Italiano Sogetsu School teachers and members of the Sogetsu Concentus Study Group

In collaboration with the Istituto Giapponese di Cultura di Roma and the Museo Orto Botanico of La Sapienza University of Rome.