On Tuesday, May 18th, our chapter was honored by a live (0nline) demonstration by Kika Shibata. She was introduced to the art of flower arrangement at the early age of four in Kumamoto, Japan. She was inspired and taught by her mother, Mrs. Shoka Narimatsu. With hard studying, she received her teacher’s certificate from the Sogetsu School in 1964. In March 1989, she earned the prestigious title of Riji, the highest degree offered by the Sogetsu School. Kika specializes in unique line and color designs that enrich the living and working environments. She demonstrated the creation of ikebana arrangements using many recycled materials. Kika is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of Ikebana International and currently serves as Vice president of Ikebana Shoka Kai.