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15th NAOTA Conference
August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Boston - Cambridge, Massachusetts



The Massachusetts Study Group hosted the 15th NAOTA conference on August 22- 26, 2016. The conference was conducted by Hiroki Ohara, Headmaster of Ohara school of Ikebana. Headmaster gave a public demonstration on August 26 at 4:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge. He was assisted by Professor Hirokazu Yokohigashi. The Headmaster, Hiroki Ohara and his assistant Professor Hirokazu Yokohigashi were outstanding and showed us there are not limits to the beauties of Ohara School of Ikebana through the workshop and the demonstration.


Welcome arrangement Demonstration given by the Headmaster
Upright Style with banana leaves Demo_pepper
An Arrangement with hydrangea and pepper
Welcome arrangement Upright style with Banana leaves A dynamic arrangement with the evening glory plant, torch ginger, bromellad, seedpods and grammatophyllum
Demo_Basket arrangement Demo_orchid

Past Conferences

2002 - Hawaii

2003 - Pasadena

2004 - Cleveland

2005 - Philadelphia

2006 - San Francisco

2007 - San Diego

2008 - Ottawa, Canada

2009 - Clemson

2010 - Chicago

2011 - Victoria, Canada

2012 - Cleveland

2013 - Philadelphia

2014 - Los Angeles

2015 - Hawaii

2016 - Boston-Cambridge

2017 - Houston

2018 - Victoria, Canada

2019 - Lisle, Illinoi

Basket arrangement with hydrangea paniculata, pennygrass, yellow gloriosa and pupple clematis Bunjin Morimono arrangement
Demo_Rimpa arrangement
Rimpa arragement with cockscombs, mums, dahlias and flowering reeds
Demo_Landscape arrangement  
Landscape arrangement with cypress bushes, pine branches, gentian and mums  
Workshop Arrangements Tue_One row_A Wed_Moribana Traditional A
Tuesday - One Row Style - Multi-sided - A class Wednesday - Moribana Traditional Color Scheme - A class
Tue_Heika Free_A Tue_Heika_Slanting_B Tue_One Row_B Wed_Moribana_Traditional B
Tuesday - Heika-Slanting style - A class Tuesday - Heika Slanting Style - B class Tuesday - One Row Style - B class Wednesday - Moribana Traditional Color Scheme - B class
Wed_Hanakanade_A Wed_Hanakanade_B Thur_Moribana Slanting Style A Thur_Moribana Traditional A
Thursday - Moribana Slanting Style - A class Thursday - Moribana Traditional Landscape - A class
Thur_Moribana Upright_B
Wednesday - Hanakanade - A class Wednesday - Hanakanade - B class Thursday - Moribana Upright Style - B class Thursday - Moribana Traditional Landscape - B class






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