Japan Foundation, Los Angeles presents “Novus Plants,” an exhibition featuring photographs from a selection of works by Hiroki Ohara, artist and fifth-generation headmaster of the Ohara School of Ikebana, on view from Jan. 10 to Feb. 2.
Since he took on the role as headmaster in 1995, Ohara has been immersing all of his senses to attune to the plants he works with. His experiences working with plants from an early age have broadened his artistic expression. His photographs transcend the traditional forms of ikebana, or Japanese floral arrangement, and push the boundaries of the art form.
The foundation will celebrate the new year and the exhibition’s opening with a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. The program will feature a live ikebana performance by Satsuki Palter and a screening of the movie “Yoko the Cerry Blossom.”
Admission is free.
The Japan Foundation is located at 5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100. For information, visit jflalc.org.