SOGETSU DALLAS BRANCH WAS FOUNDED IN NOVEMBER 1974
We are a local branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The Sogetsu School is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
The purpose of our Branch is for Sogetsu Teachers Association members and students to learn Sogetsu techniques, to exchange ikebana information and ideas and to be a source of communication and information about Sogetsu within the local community.
Monthly Meetings and Programs
Sogetsu Dallas Branch generally meets the fourth Thursday of the month, September through May at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Watson Hall, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas.
Each program features a local teacher or guest instructor demonstrating a feature of the Sogetsu study material followed by a workshop. Afterward, the teacher does individual critiques. Registration begins at 12:30 pm. The business meeting begins at 12:45 pm. and is followed by the program which ends at 3:00 pm.
Sogetsu Dallas Branch has two membership categories:
Regular Members are registered with the STA, Sogetsu Teachers Association, as either a “teaching member” or a “non-teaching member.”
Associate Members are not STA members.
History of Sogetsu Dallas Branch
Sogetsu Dallas Branch was organized on November 15, 1974, when Kasumi Teshigahara, the second Iemoto of the Sogetsu School, presented the Charter to Yasuko Robinson in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Robinson was named Director of the Dallas Branch, a position which she maintained until 1988. The Iemoto at that time, Hiroshi Teshigahara then appointed her as Advisor, and she continues in this capacity.