In Perth, classes in Sogetsu ikebana are conducted by Mrs Ursula Pagels. Contact us for further information on these. 


In April 2017, Mrs Ursula Pagels was among those who received the Sogetsu 90th Anniversary Commemorative Sogetsu Overseas Honor Award at a ceremony in Chiba Prefecture. This was in recognition of her excellent work for Sogetsu ikebana.

In 2018, Mrs Ursula Pagels received the Foreign Minister’s Commendation, to acknowledge her contribution to the promotion of friendship between Japan and Australia through her dedication to ikebana. An article about it was published here.

Demonstrations and Exhibitions

Our branch members include qualified teachers of Sogetsu ikebana who have demonstrated this art at high schools, further education colleges and community organisations. Exhibitions have been presented in association with other floral events in WA. To enquire about having demonstrations of Sogetsu ikebana or for displays of this Japanese art form at your event, contact us to discuss your needs.

Upcoming Events

Workshops with Takako Martin

October 11th and 12th - Themes to be decided, while only current students can participate, members of the public are welcome to come and view for a small fee.

Past Events

Workshops to be conducted by Takako Martin from Auckland

October 5 and 6, 2018

Takako Martin Workshops

October 6 and 7 2017


Japan Festival Perth 2015/2016/2017/2019

Local members participated in this popular festival in Forrest Place with demonstrations.


Mr Tetsunori Kawana Workshops, Perth

May 26-28 2014. Scarborough Community Centre, Gildercliffe St, Scarborough. Visit Tetsunori Kawana web site


Wai-Con Anime Conventions, Perth

ASTA members were invited to exhibit Sogetsu ikebana at the Japanese Anime Conventions in 2011, 2012 and 2013


19th Australian Orchid Conference and Show. Burswood Convention Centre

ASTA members were invited to exhibit Sogetsu ikebana at this conference in Sept 2012


Perth Royal Show

A display of Sogetsu ikebana was presented in the Japanese Pavillion at Perth's Royal Show


24th Australian National Bonsai Convention, Fremantle

A large display of Sogetsu ikebana by our members formed part of this convention


Bonsai Society WA Annual Display

ASTA members have been invited to exhibit at several of the Bonsai Society's annual displays