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Tue, Apr 16


Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY)

Ikebana Demonstration by Judith Hata

Hello Spring! Sogetsu Demonstration and Luncheon featuring Judith Hata In partnership with the Jay Heritage Center and support from the Judith Setsuko Hata Fund at IINY Welcome and doors open at 10:00 AM Demonstration starts at 11:00 AM

Ikebana Demonstration  by Judith Hata
Ikebana Demonstration  by Judith Hata

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Jay Heritage Center (Rye, NY), 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580

About the event

Ikebana International New York (IINY) Chapter #7 in partnership with the Jay Heritage Center and support from the Judith Setsuko Hata Fund, is honored to present “Hello Spring!”, a demonstration by Judith Hata, Sogetsu School. Please join us as she shares her creative process and delves into what ikebana has meant to her following Sogetsu School’s philosophy to “enjoy ikebana anytime, anywhere, using any material”.

About Judith Setsuko Hata

Judith Hata’s lifelong passion with ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging includes an active teaching career spanning over six decades. She attained the rank of Riji, the highest teacher's degree in the Sogetsu School in 1978 having learned directly under Sofu Teshigahara, founder of the Sogetsu School, and then under his daughter and successor, Kasumi Teshigahara.

Judith Hata founded the New York Branch of Sogetsu in 1971 serving as its Director for 20 years and is still active as Advisor Emeritus. She was elected president of Ikebana International New York Chapter for multiple terms and has been integral to our chapter’s development holding active board positions for almost 60 consecutive years. She served on the Board of Directors of the Horticultural Society of New York and the Committee for the New York Flower Shows. Known as Mrs. Hata or Hata Sensei, she taught extensively in the New York Metropolitan area and East Coast including Mainline Pennsylvania, Westchester, upstate Capital District New York, and for many years, in Manhattan   introducing ikebana to major museums and corporations as well as to small garden clubs and community groups. Locally, she taught at the Parsons School of Design, The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, The New York Botanical Garden, The Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many others.

In 2018, the Japanese government Conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays to Mrs. Hata for outstanding contribution towards the promotion of mutual cultural understanding between Japan and the U.S. through her efforts sharing ikebana.


  • Welcome and doors open:               10:00 AM 
  • Demonstration:                                   11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Lunch:                                                     12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tours of Jay Heritage Gardens

Ticket Information:

  • IINY, other II, & JHC Member: $60
  • Non-member: $80
  • Obento (lunch box) included

For convenience, we encourage attendees to purchase tickets online —the fastest way to secure your place.


By purchasing this ticket, you agree to be photographed for I.I.N.Y. publicity purpose. Please note that photographs will be taken throughout the events and will be used by I.I.N.Y. for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website, in social media, or in any third party publication.

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