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CBA Ikebana Workshop with Kika Sensei

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San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin

640 North 5th Street

San Jose, CA 95112

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Cherry Blossom Alumnae (CBA) is 501(c)3 nonprofit organiation dedicated to giving back to the Japanese American community through volunteerism, education, cultural appreciation, leadership and financial support.

This year is the 10th Annual CBA Conference, which CBA strives to reach the broader Asian American community addressing relevant themes in modern times and driving greater inspiration and discussion among the community - on topics that Asian Americans can use in their everyday life.

People of all ages are focusing more on experiences, rather than "things". We would like to bring the treasured art of ikebana to members of the Bay Area by hosting this event in San Jose.

In 2014, Kimi "Kika" Shibata celebrated 50 years of teaching Ikebana. She was introduced to the art of flower arrangement at an early age of four in Kumamoto, Japan. She was inspired by her mother, Mrs.Shoka Narimatsu. After moving to the United States when she was in Junior High School, she continued studying under her mother. She also went back to Japan regularly and studied under Ms. Kasumi Teshigahara, a descendent of the founder of the Sogetsu School. During her training under Shoka Narimatsu, one of the original pioneers of Sogetsu Ikebana in the Bay Area, she assisted an translated for her mother. This fortified her study and knowledge of Ikebana as well as enabled their audience to have a deeper appreciation and better learning and understanding of the art of Ikaban. "Kika" Shibata holds regularly scheduled classes in San Jose, Milpitas, Campbell, Menlo Park, Sacramento, San Diego, Dallas, Phoeniex, and Washington D.C. She has taught special classes for children at the Tachibana Japanese Language School in Campbell.

Kimi "Kika" Shibata's mission is to teach Ikabana still correctly, having her students experience "The Joy of Ikebana" and develop within her students the happiness that comes when loving one's Ikebana. Encouraging students to go outside the classroom to expand their Ikebana experience and sharing it with other Ikebana schools and the community at large. Teaching Ikebana is something that has brought her much happiness doing what she loves.
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