Plano Celebrates Japan: An Exchange of Japanese Art & Culture

This past weekend, the first ever Plano Celebrates Japan: An Exchange of Japanese Art & Culture was held at downtown Plano’s Courtyard Theater. Amira Matsuda, the event coordinator and an instructor at Ikebana 4 U in Plano, said this event was two years in the making and is the first of its kind in Texas.

The cultural exchange hosted 30 Japanese artists who led workshops and demos of ikebana, calligraphy, origami and Japanese tea ceremony. A giant bamboo sculpture was also temporarily erected in front of the Courtyard Theater in honor of the event. Friday evening’s opening reception honored Plano city leaders and event sponsors with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

 

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  1. Dear Jennifer,

    It’s great that you enjoyed this introduction to ikebana. We look forward to having you visit the Ikebana Dallas Chapter for one of our monthly programs. Please feel free to contact me at 214-680-9986.

    Patricia O’Reilly
    2nd Vice President

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