End of seasons, we visit Bamboo nursery Kimmei in Valkenswaard. We have a tour through the exotic garden with a lot of Bamboo varieties. After lunch Mrs. Mariëlle van Strijp gives an interesting workshop with bamboo.
A New Year meeting in museum Singer in Laren. We have a guided tour by Mrs. Désirée Koninkx to the exhibition "Out of Office", 150 rarely shown artworks from Dutch Offices. After lunch we enjoyed the mini workshop Japanes paper wrapping by Mrs. Désirée van Vliet.
After lunch we received Shinto master Drs. Paul de Leeuw in De Hilt for a lecture of Shinto, the Japanese way of living. In the morning Mrs. Desiree van Vliet and Mrs. Mariëlle van Strijp developed a workshop about painting an Enso, the circle of eternity.
Opening of the season with the AGM (Annual General Meeting) in de Hilt. After lunch an interesting program inspired by the European Regional Conference in Brugge Belgium. Mrs. Corrie van der Meer gives a beautiful Ichiyo demonstration and Mr. Jeroen Vermaas gives the Ichiyo workshop.
End of season 2017- 2018. With IVN guide and sogetsu teacher Mrs. Rianne Machielse we are visiting the Wouwse Plantage, a nature reserve near by Roosendaal. During the walk we may collect small plants and flowers for the workshop. After lunch the "mini ikebana" workshop by sogetsu teacher Mrs. Rianne Machielse, where we make an arrangement with mini containers.
Meeting in spring in De Hilt in Eemnes. Mr. Jean Brouwers gives an interesting lecture about the Japanese Kakiemon and Nabeshima porcelain. "Japanes Impressions : Art - Craft - Decorations - Symbolism". After lunch Ikenobo teacher Mrs. Corrie van der Meer gives an ,inspired by the lecture of the morning, ikenobo workshop. We make a Shoka - Shimpu - Tai.
A New Year meeting at Kunstlocatie Würth in Den Bosch. We have a guided tour by Mrs. Mariëlle van Strijp to the exhibition "Stille Dialoog", artwork of 23 artists, like Christo, Buffet, Manzoni and Caro. After lunch we enjoyed the lottery and a mini workshop by Mr. Jeroen Vermaas where a hashi-oki ( a chopstick stand ) was made of mizuhiki ( japanese paperstrings).
Opening of the season 2017-2018 with the AGM ( Annual General Meeting) in De Hilt. A lunch where Mrs. Inomata, the wife of the Japanese ambassador, is invited. After lunch an inspiring Ohara demonstration and workshop by Ohara headmaster Mrs. Conny van Dongen.
For the end of this season we visited the Japanese Garden of Clingendael Estate in The Hague. After lunch at Brasserie Berlage we visited the special exhibition "Porcelain with Characters" at the Haags Gemeentemuseum.
In De Hilt the inspiring lecture "Van Korin tot Zeshin" by Mr. Jean Brouwers of two interesting periods in Japanese Art from the 17th to the 20th century. After lunch an interesting Ohara Workshop "Rinpa" inspired by the lecture by Mrs. Irene Kho.
A New Year meeting in Hotel De Wereld in Wageningen with an inspiring lecture by Mr. Theo van Vliet about wabi-sabi and kyudo, Japanese archery. After lunch and a mini workshop by Mrs. Mariëlle van Strijp at Het Depot in Wageningen, a visit to museum Het Depot, Villa Hinkeloord and Aboretum.
Opening of the season with the AGM, Annual General Meeting, in De Hilt. A lunch where Mrs. Inomata, wife of the Japanese ambassador, was invited. After lunch an inspiring demonstration and workshop by Mrs. Anne-Riet Vugts.
Our New Year meeting in Textielmuseum. After lunch a guided tour to the exhibition "Fiber Futures", work of 30 leading Japanese artists. After the tour a workshop making a flower of felt by a teachter of the museum.
Two workshops in De Hilt. A Sogetsu workshop making an arrangement with malus apples by Mrs. Ingrid Coffeng. After lunch an Ohara workshop making a Hanna Isho Inclining Form arrangement by Mrs. Bea Batelaan.
Visiting the exhibition "Belgische Schone" in Singer Museum in Laren. After lunch and the AGM in De Hilt an Ichiyo workshop inspired by the exhibition by Mrs. Corrie van der Meer and Mrs. Jeanne Rauwenhoff.