Beautiful Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens


Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Gardens from Nov.27 to 30

“Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, in which shape, form, and line are as important as blooms. View the artful techniques and creations of five schools of ikebana displayed throughout the Gardens and gain an insight into a non-Western way of harmonizing with nature. The exhibit runs from Friday, November 27 to Monday, November 30, 2015 — 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free with regular admission to the Gardens.” See:
Yume Japanese Gardens opened in Tucson in January, 2013, at 2130 N. Alvernon Way (south of Tucson Botanical Gardens).
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).