Ohara School of Ikebana: Expo of Ikebana Arrangements
Ohara School of Ikebana: Expo of Ikebana Arrangements, CCRT, Madhapur, Hyderabad
Ikebana is a traditional art form of Japan which involves the creative arrangement of flowers, branches and leaves in various combinations. The arrangements conform to certain rules and are asymmetrically shaped closely resembling nature. They are graceful and rhythmic with beautiful lines. Ikebana came into origin with the introduction of Buddhism to Japan more than 600 years ago. The art form evolved from mere offerings of flowers to Buddha in temples at the altar, to many styles and schools. Each school has its own specific theories and principles. Practicing Ikebana helps one to create a bond with natural surroundings, become patient, quiet and tolerant and inspires to appreciate all other art forms.
Hyderabad Chapter of Ohara School of Ikebana - The Ohara School is one of the very popular and widely spread schools of Ikebana. In Hyderabad the Ohara School was started by Late Grand Master Horyu Meena Anantnarayan way back in 1964, inaugurated by the then Governor Pattam Nana Prllar with very few members. In 1983 she started Ohara study group which was a prelude to chapter. Through her dedication she was able to start Ohara Chapter in 1988. Since then the chapter has become very active and has held many exhibitions, conducted workshops and had demonstrations and very interesting programs At present the chapter Is headed by HOSHO USHA BHAGIA, the President of the chapter The Hyderabad Chapter has 350 members and conducts monthly programs, workshops, demonstrations etc. The Committee for the term 2012-2014 is: Late Grandmaster Horyu Meena Anantnarayan (Founder Advisor), Horen Sharda Reddy (Past President), Hosho Usha Bhagia (President), Mrs. Jaishree Shunmugaraj (1st Vice President), Ho-kiku Vineetha Kumar (2nd Vice President), Koyo Sharmrla Agarwal (Secretary), Ohjun Nirmala Agarwal (Joint Secretary), Ohki Anisha Tandon (Chief Editor), Dr. Chandi Ray (Treasurer), Mrs. Meenakshii Sujnani (Joint Treasurer), Yuri Reenaa Gupta, Ms. Sabrina Vali and Ms. Chanda Agarwal (Members)
On March 30th 2014 we are having chapter’s Ikebana exhibition and presentation of certificates at CCRT - Centre for Cultural Resources and training Opp. Cll, near Google Office, Madhapur, Hyderabad, which will be inaugurated by Mr. Yashwanl Rama Murthy, Principal Architect, Studio One. He is a National Executive Member of Indian Institute of Interior Design. As we are a voluntary, non-profit organization aiming at spreading the art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) and awareness of nature the exhibition will be open to public for viewing after the inauguration till March 31st 2014, 7.00 P.M.