Instructor: Joseph Lam

Joseph Lam
Joseph Lam is a Sokatoku professor of Ikenobo, the school that gave birth to Ikebana in Kyoto, Japan, in 1462. Sokatoku is the highest of 18 ranks bestowed by Ikenobo.

Professor Lam's art fuses traditional Ikenobo philosophies and techniques with Western materials. He creates classical Shoka, Rikka, and freestyle (Jiyuka) Ikebana inspired by seasonal flowers and plants found in North America.

In 2018, with the support of Headmaster Sen-ei Ikenobo, Professor Lam formed the Ikenobo California Pacific Chapter with members in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. He went on to serve as the Chapter's President until July 2022.

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Join us for this rare opportunity to discover the beauty and philosophy of Ikenobo Ikebana, an elegant floral art form with roots in 15th-century Japan, that tells stories of the ever-changing beauty of life and nature. Ikebana master Professor Joseph more...
232FDN618 10/06 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Lam
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