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Nobuko Relnick

Instructor of Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Seattle

Nobuko Relnick received her teaching certificate from the Sogetsu Ikebana Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, in 1966. She is the owner and teacher at the Woodinville Sogetsu School of Ikebana. After moving to Seattle from Japan, she has been promoting Sogetsu Ikebana and making it available in the Northwest. She realized that since there was so much abundance of materials here in Northwest, just like Japan, it is a shame not to make use of plant materials to create Ikebana Art. She is a past president of the Seattle Chapter of Ikebana International, the retired director of Sogetsu Seattle Branch and holds the highest teaching certificate from the Sogetsu School. She also teaches Ikebana as a healing art for cancer survivors at the Cancer Lifeline Center and Evergreen Hospital in Seattle and also teaches at the Pottery Northwest near Seattle Center. She gives ikebana demonstrations and workshops to various garden clubs, schools and festivals.

Visit the beautiful Ikebana exhibit, located in the Conference Center, at this year’s show.

Ikebana as a Healing Art

Just like meditation such as yoga and prayer, we can create our own soothing atmosphere by doing ikebana. When we are creating ikebana, we will be startled by the beauty of a single blossom. We will be surprised to find our ability to create an art form with living plant materials we see every day around you. This awareness of nature-plant materials will surround us with soothing and comforting energy which is always there but we never see it clearly until we do ikebana.

Thursday, Feb 23 at 6:45 pm / DIY Stage