Meeting Schedule


Wednesday, October 13

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Northwest Unitarian

Universalist Church

23925 Northwestern Highway

Southfield, MI


Freestyle with Moss

Instructor: Leslie Rosinski

Inspired by the recent NHK video on moss in Japan, this lesson, taught by Sogetsu Instructor Leslie Rosinski will focus on the use of moss in an ikebana arrangement.

Please note: according to the rules of our venue, all attendees must wear masks.

Materials to Bring

  • 1 curving branch stem, with leaves or bare

  • 3 to 5 larger single flower stems, such as mums, dahlias, Fuji mums, carnations, etc.

  • Moss - clump of moss from outside (about 2" by 6" or so)

If no moss is available, we will have some preserved moss to share. Also, if you have extra moss please bring to share.

(It is easiest to bring moss in flat plastic containers. You may also clean moss prior by gently swishing back and forth in a bowl of shallow water.

Supplies Needed

  • Container: taller, shapely vessel with one or more openings, OR a flat shallow bowl (moribana) 6" to 10" wide (can be round, oval, square or rectangle)

  • Kenzan, about 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" diameter (or smaller to fit into tall container, if using)

  • Hasami (floral shears)

  • Plastic or newspaper to cover work area

  • Towel for clean up

  • Camera to photograph creations

  • Your own lunch

Zoom Meeting & Program

Thursday, October 21

7:00 pm Eastern Time

Japanese Cultural Program by NHK

(National Broadcast System of Japan)

The Modern Flower: Old Meets New In Arrangement

All manner of floral encounters await people around Kyoto. Florists do not just sell flowers but also arrange them on site with designer flair. Ikebana schools collaborate to revive the secret art of wrapping flowers in washi. A future school head seeks new paths by posting his playful arrangements to social media. One artist has created a novel way of arranging flowers directly in the hair. Discover the panache with which modern floral artists and artisans make the utmost of tradition.

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