We are pleased to welcome you
at our activities for the new season 2018 - 2019
You can read a short report of previous meetings below the program of 2018 - 2019
Wednesday 15th of May, 2019
Attention please! This is a Wednesday
Last meeting for the 2018-2019 season.
On this day we will visit bamboo-nursery Kimmei in Valkenswaard. The owner has a very good knowledge of bamboo-plants. He visits other parts of the world regularly to enrich his knowledge on bamboo and explore new varieties and is in close contact with other nurseries all over the world. He has writtenn various articles in specialised magazines on the subject. Please feel free to ask all you ever wanted to know about bamboo during the tour through this exotic garden at the nursery. After lunch in the surrounding we will leave for a bamboo-workshop in the afternoon in Eindhoven under the guidance of Sogetsu teacher Mariëlle van Strijp. Reserve the date in your planner for this special day.
Program 2019 - 2020
Wednesday 28th of August 2019
AGM with Ikenobo demonstration and workshop in De Hilt Eemnes. Please reserve the date
Saturday 30th of November 2019
Lecture on Mingei by J. Rauwenhoff and related afternoon workshop by C. van der Meer and J. Vermaas in De Hilt Eemnes. Please reserve the date
Wednesday 15th of January 2020
New Years meeting. Please reserve the date
Saturday 14th of March 2020
Two workshops in De Hilt Eemnes Please reserve the date.
Wednesday 13th of May 2020
End of season 2019-2020 meeting. Please reserve the date.
Read about our past meetings below
Saturday March 3rd. 2018
Springmeeting in De Hilt, Eemnes
For this day we have scheduled a lecture by mr. J. Brouwers on the famous Japanese Arita porcelain. By showing a slide-show he will tell about the art and craftmanship of the Japanese ceramists and explain i.e. about the symbolism of the decorations shown on the porcelain.
After lunch, Ikenobo-teacher Corrie van der Meer will give an Ikenobo-workshop, that will reflect the topic of the morning.
We trust to have organised another interesting day, for which you will need to apply before sunday, 25th of February
Wednesday January 17th, 2018
Saturday November 18th, 2017
Wednesday August 30th, 2017
Program 2016 - 2017
Saturday May 6th, 2017
For the last meeting this year we have visited the Japanese garden in Clingendael estate in The Hague. It was a beautiful day, so the participant could enjoy the many profusely flowering azalea in their vivid pink and red colors. The wisteria was almost in full bloom and the buds only needed an extra few hours of sunshine before they also would bloom, as well as the rododendrons in the park. After the lunch, where we toasted on a succesfull Chapter # 215 year, in Brasserie Berlage (named after the famous Dutch architect) we visited the special exhibition "Porcelain with Character" in the nearby Haags Gemeentemuseum. The exhibition beautifully showed the meaning of various depicted pictures and Chinese characters and their added extra meanings. Often they refer to old stories known to many Chinese, or wishes the onlooker good fortune and happiness, a fenomenon we often encounter in Japanese art too.
It was a lovely and interesting day, at which we look back with pleasure.
The board thanks you for your participation in the last season. The board wishes you all a good summer and hopes to see you on the 30th of August 2017 for the first meeting of the new Chapter #215 season.
Saturday March 4th, 2017
In De Hilt in Eemnes, mr. J. Brouwers held a lecture with the theme "from Kōrin to Zeshin', two Japansese painters and laquer specialists. After this very interesting lecture we took a lunch, followed by a thematic workshop "Rimpa" by mrs. Irene Kho from the Ohara school.
Saturday January 14th, 2017
Saturday November 5th, 2016
Wednesday August 24th, 2016