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A World of Peace and Friendship through Ikebana by Mrs. Soei Chieko Mihori

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Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

9601 Cedar Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814

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Mrs. Soei Chieko Mihori will share the art and philosophy of expressing the beauty of flowers and the harmony of nature.

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Mrs. Soei Chieko Mihori, was born and educated in Tokyo, Japan, and is a graduate of Gakushuin University. She is an ardent educator of Japanese culture and art. With her industrialist husband, James Mihori, she was active in the development of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Palm Beach County, Florida, and serves on the boards of the Japan America Society and Sister Cities of Delray Beach and Miyazu, Japan. Mrs. Mihori studied ikebana with Sofu Teshigahara, founder of the Sogetsu School, and it was he who awarded her flower name, Soei. She has studied under all the subsequent Iemoto (headmasters): Kasumi (Sofu’s daughter), Hiroshi (Sofu’s son), and Akane, the current Iemoto (Hiroshi’s daughter), and has attained the highest teaching rank of Riji. Soei Chieko Mihori has taught Sogetsu ikebana for 55 years, sharing the art and philosophy of expressing the beauty of flowers, the harmony of nature, and the creativity of the designer. She has presented demonstrations and workshops throughout the United States and abroad, and is a Master teacher of both Japanese Dance and the Tea Ceremony (Chado), that she has taught for 40 years.Mrs. Mihori is the recipient of many Sogetsu awards of distinction, to include the Sogetsu Overseas Grand Prix from Akane Teshigahara in 2017, the 90th Anniversary of the Sogetsu School, and in 2013, the Emperor of Japan awarded her the high honor of the imperial medal, “The Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays”, for her extraordinary cultural contributions.Soei Chieko Mihori has generously shared her artistic talents and creativity, has spread the joy of flowers and nature, and has enriched many lives by encouraging appreciation for things normally ignored or over looked. She continues to inspire and instruct as an ambassador of “Friendship through Flowers” and peace through the practice of Ikebana.

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Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

9601 Cedar Lane

Bethesda, MD 20814

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