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Kosa Nishiyama Profile

In 1972, Kosa Nishiyama began studying Sogetsu Ikebana and is now a Sogetsu first Grade RIJI Teacher , a Sogetsu Headquarters Master Instructor, a member of Ikebana International and a Fellow of the Nippon Ikebana Art Association.
Since 2010, Kosa has been teaching the Men’s Executive Ikebana Class at Sogetsu headquarters.

In 1999, she hosted the first exhibition of “Seijo Flower Atelier”, and has continued to celebrate her creativity and passion for Ikebana since then. Kosa designed the stage decoration at Oji Hall and held a solo exhibition at the Cera Trading Co., Ltd. Showroom. Kosa created arrangements in the vases of Yutaka Nakamura for his ceramic exhibition at Takashimaya and participated in the Hong Kong Flower Show 2017 as a demonstrator. Kosa Nishiyama is enjoying herself in the creative Ikebana world.

President of Ikebana school, “Seijo Flower Atelier”.

Sogetsu Flower Works Awards

2006
Received Sogetsu Flower Works Award ― The third Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier: “Autumn Breeze”.
2018
Received “Sogetsu Flower Works Award” ― The sixth Exhibition of “Seijo Flower Atelier” : “Wind of Anticipation”.

Personal History

1972
Graduated from the Mathematics Department of Ochanomizu University. Began studying Sogetsu.
1975
Assigned as Managing Director at the Educational Research Center.
1990
Began installations in the Front Lobby of the Soshigaya International Students House.
1992
Began annual entry in the Nihombashi Sogetsu Exhibition.
1993 Nov.
Started giving “Ikebana Demonstrations” at the Soshigaya International Students House Art Festival.
1994
Assigned as Ikebana Instructor at the Soshigaya International Students House. Opened class,”Seijo Flower Atelier” at home.
1997
Assumed post as Instructor at the Floral Class of Okamura Corporation. Became a Sogetsu first Grade RIJI Teacher.
1999
Opened the second “Seijo Flower Atelier” classroom on the fourth floor of the Seijo Fleur Building.
1999 May
Hosted the first “Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier” entitled “Called by the Breeze . . .” (kaze ni sasowarete . . .) at the Seijo Fleur Annex 1F.
2001 June
Chosen to present an arrangement for the Setagaya Art Museum Exhibition, “Bringing Art into Life at Home” (kurashi ni bijutsu wo).
2002 April
Participated in the Sogetsu Hyakunin Renka.
2002 Sept.
Hosted the second Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier “A Gift from Wind” (kaze no okurimono) at the Seijo Fleur Annex 1F.
2002 Nov.
Designed the stage decoration for Toshiko Tsuchino’s Soprano Recital at Oji Hall.
2003 June
Held a solo exhibition, “The Pilot” (mizusaki annainin), with the support of Gyokushin Nemoto at the Cera Trading Co., Ltd. Showroom.
2004 April
Participated in the Sogetsu Exhibition produced by Akane Teshigahara, the present head (Iemoto) of the Sogetsu School.
2004 Oct.
Designed the stage decoration for Toshiko Tsuchino’s Soprano Recital at Oji Hall.
2005 June
Participated in the Sogetsu Exhibition, “200 Top Sogetsu Artists Reflect on the Origin of Sogetsu” in Shinjuku.
2005 June
Began annual entry in the Shinjuku Sogetsu Exhibition.
2005 Sept.
Hosted the third Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier: “Autumn” Breeze at Dic Color Square in Nihonbashi.
2006 Mar.
Received “Sogetsu Flower Works Award”-The third Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier: “Autumn” Breeze.
2006 Apr.
Participated in the Exhibition of”Ichinokai”at Sogetsu Plaza.
2006 Jul.
Assigned as Sogetsu Headquarters Instructor.
2007 Jan.
Fellow of the Nippon Ikebana Art Association.
2008 Mar.
Participated in the Sogetsu Flower Installation in Shinjuku.
2008 Apr.
Participated in the Exhibition of “Sensokai” at Sogetsu Plaza.
2009 Mar.
Hosted the fourth Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier: “Waltz of the Wind” at Ginza Yokyo Hall.
2009 Apr.
Participated in the Exhibition of”Ichinokai”at Sogetsu Plaza.
2010 Jan.
Led the Sogetsu Flower Event of Asahi Newspaper Housing Plaza’s”New Year Festival”,Seta,Tokyo.
2010 Oct.
Assigned as Ikebana Instructor of ”Kids’ Ikebana”at Takashimaya in Tamagawa.
2011 May
Participated in”Past Iemotos’Influence”Exhibition at Sogetsu Plaza.
2013 Apr.
Led the Sogetsu Flower Event of Asahi Newspaper Housing Plaza, Kanpachi Chidori,Tokyo.
2013 Aug.
Hosted the fifth Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier: “Summer Breeze and Shimmers of Light” at Ginza Yokyo Hall.
2014 Jun.
Created arrangements in the vases of Yutaka Nakamura for his ceramic exhibition at Takashimaya, Yokohama.
2015 Mar.
Began to participate in the Exhibition:“Ikebana X Hyakudan Kaidan” at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.
2017 Mar.
Participated in the Hong Kong Flower Show 2017 as a demonstrator.
2017 Apr.
Received “Akane Teshigahara Award”.
2017 Oct.
Hosted the sixth Exhibition of Seijo Flower Atelier: “Wind of Anticipation” at Sogetsu Plaza.
2018 Mar.
Received “Sogetsu Flower Works Award”-The sixth exhibition of “Seijo Flower Atelier”: “Wind of Anticipation”.
2018 Aug.
Conducted an Ikebana demonstration and workshop in New Delhi, India.
2020 Dec.
Participated in “Sogetsu Teachers Association WEB IEMOTO SEMINARS” as a demonstrator.
2021 Mar.
Performed an online Ikebana demonstration organized by Ms. Mayumi Shepherd.
2021 Apr.
Did an online Ikebana workshop for the Sogetsu Massachusetts branch.
2021 Oct.
Did an online Ikebana demonstration for India organized by the Sogetsu Delhi branch.

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