Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Holiday Cinema 5: Kawana Demonstration in Camberra 2009

Video number 5 in my holiday cinema takes us to a more recent event. In this recording from 2009 Sogetsu master teacher and ikebana artist Tetsunori Kawana guides us through a 1.5 hour demonstration presenting nine stunning Ikebana arrangements and commenting as he works.

The sound is not the best (better with headphones) but the comments and the techniques demonstrated are really interesting, so it's well worth watching. My favorites are a nageire with autumn leaves and an arrangement without kenzan (at the end of the demonstration) in which Kawana uses branches with red berries, blue Iris and large with Chrysanthemum. Which is your favorite?

This video is a private recording of a demonstration at the Japanese Embassy in Canberra during autumn in 2009. It was uploaded to YouTube by Ping Block, an Ikebana teacher in Canberra, Australia, who also assists in the demonstration. Please visit her website Ikebana with Ping.

If you still want more after this long recording, Tetsunori Kawana was back for a second demonstration in 2013 and you can see the video by clicking on this link.

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