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was first introduced to Singapore in 1957, by the late Mrs Kazue Kato Kim. She established 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 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 organizes floral demonstrations by renowned local and international Sogetsu Ikebana masters to raise funds for local charities. Exhibitions supported by Sogetsu members are also regularly held to encourage greater public awareness of Sogetsu Ikebana, and for members to express their creativity.
The Association organizes classes, exhibitions, workshops, and creative get-togethers to share floral ideas and inspiration. Classes are conducted for beginners, intermediate and advanced students by Sogetsu-qualified Ikebana teachers.