Bouquets to Art 2021: Soho Sakai

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Ikebana Reflects the Person Who Arranged It with Soho Sakai

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Well-respected international ikebana teacher Soho Sakai began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of ikebana in 1957 in Kumamoto, Japan. As a longtime Bouquets to Art exhibitor and presenter, Sakai will discuss the relationship between ikebana, nature, and the floral designer, exploring how the designer creates beauty with feelings.

This virtual program occurred live on June 9.

A recording of the event is available to purchase until June 30. This program features an hour long flower arranging presentation, followed by a Q&A with Soho Sakai. A link to the recording can be accessed in the Eventbrite confirmation email, sent immediately after the ticket purchase.

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Tickets are $15 for both museum members and the general public.

Tickets will be available starting April 21.

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New to Bouquets to Art?

Inspired by works of art in the de Young museum’s galleries, Bouquets to Art is a weeklong display of floral installations, offering new ways of seeing the permanent collection. While the galleries are blooming, the museum hosts an Opening Preview, a benefit luxury raffle, and virtual programming.

Click here to learn more about the de Young and Bouquets to Art, including our other virtual offering: Bouquets to Art Virtual Visit.

Proceeds from Bouquets to Art help underwrite exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the Fine Arts Museums. Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.

Questions about Bouquets to Art? Contact us at specialevents@famsf.org

More about Soho Sakai

Soho Sakai, a native of Japan, began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of Ikebana in 1957 in Kumamoto, Japan. What started as a bridal training has turned into a deep passion and way of life for Soho. She received her teachers’ Diploma from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1961, just prior to coming to the United States.

Soho attended the University of California Berkeley Extension in 1975 to obtain an adult Education teaching credential. In addition to receiving a lifetime California Adult School teaching credential in 1976 and a California Community College teaching credential in 1980, she holds the prestigious title of RIJI, the highest teaching rank of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

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Closed captioning will be available. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are committed to offering services that make its collections, exhibitions, and programs accessible to all visitors. Learn more about access features at the museum.


Grand Patron

Diane B. Wilsey

Honorary Opening Preview Chair

Lorna Meyer Calas

Lead Sponsors

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Native Bear Consulting

Generous Support

Dodge & Cox

Additional Support

Sloat Garden Center

In-Kind Support

See’s Candies

Sosie Wines

Programs are supported by the Belvedere-Tiburon, East Bay, Hillsborough, Ross and San Francisco Auxiliaries of the Fine Arts Museums.

Images courtesy of Soho Sakai.

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