50th Anniversary of the Ikebana International Miami Chapter 131
On March 30, 2019, the I.I. Miami Chapter 131 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at the Pinecrest Gardens with events open to the public. Over the years, their chapter members have been sharing their love of ikebana and other aspects of Japanese culture throughout the South Florida community, living the motto of “Friendship through Flowers.” Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design and arrangement, dates to the 6th century and is one of the most important cultural elements that is uniquely Japanese. Ikebana International (I.I.) founded in 1956 has the objective of promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through the introduction of ikebana and related Japanese traditional and cultural arts to such countries. You may learn more about the Miami Chapter 131 at their website, www.ikebanamiami.org.