January 23, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm


Creating Ikebana with Paper

-Lovers Lane UMC, Dallas-

Presented by Karen Murrell

and Mary Ann Moreland

 Using cardboard tubes (provided) we will create a freestyle arrangement to celebrate the New Year.  

BRING:  scissors, wire cutters,  hasami, double sided tape, stapler, container, kenzan, line material and leaves. 


Message from Akane Teshigahara

Akane Teshigahara, the 4th Iemoto of the Sogetsu School, inspires us to, "share the joy of creation with plants in our hands.

Click here to view her entire message. 

Click here to view her spectacular gallery on the Sogetsu Ikebana website.

*Save the Dates--March 18-19, 2020

 45th Anniversary Celebration Event

Master Instructor Misei Ishikawa

-Springhills Suites, Marriott,  Plano-

Early Bird Registration - $190.00

until January 15, 2020

Click here  for Registration Form

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Program Contact

Sue Smith




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.

Yasuko Robinson



Sogetsu Dallas Branch has two membership categories:


  1. Regular Members are registered with the STA, Sogetsu Teachers Association, as either a “teaching member” or a “non-teaching member.”

  2. 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.