The Ichiyo students under the direction of their teacher Sue Chen presented a demonstration entitled Ichiyo: Past, Present and Future to the membership. Members were greeted by a festive contemporary New Year arrangement created by Sue Chen, Associate Master in Ichiyo.
The materials used were symbolic items to wish one a lucky, healthy New Year:
Bamboo: signifies sincerity, honesty and growth
Berries: signify success
Pine: representative material for New Years Day. The characteristic of green all year symbolizes longevity and happiness
Oranges: represent generation to generation and the continuation of the family line
During the social, members enjoyed viewing 12 arrangements created by the Ichiyo group. Styles ranged from traditional to modern. A brief Power Point presentation covering the history of Ichiyo was viewed. This was followed by 5 demonstrators creating beautiful arrangements.