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Events - 05.15.2019

Summer Flower Arranging

Flower Arrangement



2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


JAPAN HOUSE Sub-Gallery, Level 2



Learn creative and colorful flower arrangements in time for Summer! Taking inspiration from the theme ‘landscape,’ this class will offer hands-on techniques to build a basic flower arrangement in a Japanese-style vase, like those on-view in the JAPAN HOUSE gallery exhibition KESHIKI | The Landscape Within.

While Japanese ceramics are often paired with traditional Japanese flower arrangement (ikebana), the study of ikebana is complex and requires time and commitment. This class will focus on how to activate your Japanese-style ceramic with simpler techniques and flowers that can be purchased easily.

The class will be taught by acclaimed floral designer, Mitsuko Osuga. Born in Japan, Ms. Osuga specializes in Western-style flower arrangement. In this class she will share how she incorporates Japanese sensibilities and aesthetics to create arrangements that are elegant, harmonious, and exuberant. All participants will be able to keep their flower arrangements, and a temporary vase will be provided.


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Floral Designer Profile

Mitsuko Osuga
Owner/chief designer of Mitsuko Floral, a premier wedding/event floral design studio and school in Torrance, California. Master floral designer with over 25 years of professional experience in Tokyo, New York City, and Los Angeles. Osuga graduated from Waseda University in Tokyo. She received a degree in floral design (1988) and certification as a professional floral instructor (1992) from Parsons The New School for Design (New York). She is a recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards, and recognized as The Knot’s Best of Weddings. She was also recently inducted into The Knot’s Hall of Fame. Osuga’s work has been covered by a wide range of print and media outlets, including Ceremony magazine, various wedding and fashion blogs, special wedding programs on Fox and ABC, and several Japanese magazines and newspapers such as Japan Up!, Lighthouse, Nikkan Sun, among others.

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