Environmental Ikebana
~ An Exhibition by Singapore Sogetsu Association ~

4 - 11 March 2023

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore and Singapore Sogetsu Association (SSA) are pleased to showcase an exhibition entitled Environmental Ikebana. Be transported to a world of stunning possibilities in Ikebana creativity and expression, with over 20 Ikebana arrangements making use of recycled materials discarded by nature!

Exhibition Period

Exhibition Period:

4 March (Saturday) - 11 March 2023 (Saturday)
Closed on 5 - 6 March 2023 (Sunday, Monday)

Opening Hours:

10am – 6pm
※ We will be open from 10am – 5pm on 11 March 2023


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372



Opening Ceremony & Demonstration

Opening Ceremony & Demonstration

4 March 2023

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

Join us as JCC Director Toru Furugori and SSA President Mrs Pandora Ip officially open the exhibition. There will also be a demonstration by Mr Bernard Tay, a well-known Sogetsu Ikebana Instructor and Floral Designer.


Saturday, 4 March 2023


2pm - 3:30pm (Registration starts 1:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


FREE (Registration required)

If the registration is full, or you would like to cancel your registration, please e-mail us at jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp. We regret that there is limited capacity, kindly register early to avoid disappointment. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

Please inform us at least 3 days before the event if you and/or your accompanying guest are unable to make it. No-show registrants will be noted and be given lower priority for our future events.

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About the Demonstrator

© Bernard Tay

Mr Bernard Tay is a well-known Sogetsu Ikebana Instructor and Floral Designer.

His relationship with flowers began as a teenager, and he has well over 40 years in Sogetsu Ikebana. His passion for flowers and his love for nature, coupled with his ability to turn ordinary items into spectacular displays, has earned him the title in creativity. His designs are often described as imaginative, beautiful and artistic.

Mr Tay held his first demonstration at the age of 24, and has been asked to demonstrate for at least 1 or 2 major events each year in Singapore, as well as in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Japan. In 1983, Mr Tay was invited by the late Headmaster of the Sogetsu school in Tokyo to accompany him to Europe. He assisted the master in demonstrations held in Maxim’s de Paris, Alliance Francaise in Paris and the Great Danes in London.

He is a qualified Riji, which is the highest certification from Sogetsu School Japan. He is the Vice President of Singapore Sogetsu Association and a member of Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135. He was also the former advisor to Singapore Sogetsu Association and Sogetsu Study group Johor Bahru.

About Ikebana

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is a subtle, sensitive and sophisticated art form having a recorded history from many centuries. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing proximity with nature. Ikebana is a form of art similar to painting and sculpture. The artist expresses his/her creativity by using the medium of natural floral materials and containers. The fundamentals of Ikebana are as relevant today as they were centuries ago, but the art form has evolved to suit the modern society

About Singapore Sogetsu Association

The art of Sogetsu Ikebana was first introduced to Singapore in 1957, by the late Mrs Kazue Kato Kim. It was not long after that she went on to establish the Singapore Sogetsu Association (SSA) in 1966, where she presided over as Founder-President until her passing in 2016.

Currently helmed by Mrs Pandora Ip, a Sogetsu veteran with over two decades of experience, SSA hopes to continue touching lives and effecting positive change through the medium of its floral art.

In line with its founding mission of embracing compassion, beauty, and altruism in support of society’s welfare, the Association is passionate about helping those in need. Every year, SSA organises major floral demonstrations by renowned local and international Sogetsu Ikebana masters in order to raise funds for local charities. Exhibitions supported by Sogetsu members are also regularly held to encourage greater public awareness of Sogetsu Ikebana, as well as offering opportunities for members to express their creativity.

The Association organises classes, exhibitions, workshops, and creative get-togethers to encourage the sharing of floral ideas and inspiration. Classes are conducted for beginners, intermediate and advanced students by Sogetsu-qualified Ikebana teachers.

Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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