Pittsburgh-area Ikebana chapter marks 60 years

Monday, September 2, 2019 | 6:01 AM

Pittsburgh Ikebana International Chapter 25 will celebrate its 60th anniversary at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Butler Country Club.

Ikebana, an ancient floral art form, spread through the United States following World War II, with families returning and sharing this harmonious, classical style of floral arranging with others.

The lunch event, which is open to the public with advance reservations, will highlight floral exhibits by the five Ikebana schools in the Pittsburgh chapter: Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu, Ichiyo and Keika-Kazan.

Traditional Japenese entertainment will include the koto, flute and vocal selections.

Sewickley resident Cordelia Jacobs will participate in the event.

With the motto of “friendship through Flowers,” Ikebana chapters represent hundreds of Japanese schools of floral design, ranging from highly disciplined to contemporary.

For reservations, mail pre-paid reservations at $32 per person to: I.i. Chapter #25, 6100 Howe St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, by Sept. 6, and specify luncheon entree choice of tenderloin medallions, woven salmon and white fish, or vegetarian platter.

For more information, send a message to [email protected] internet.net.