Trees à la Sogetsu

Trees à la Sogetsu opened today at the Academy Art Center at Linekona, and the museum has been buzzing with excitement. “Have you seen the Sogetsu show yet?” everyone asked me. I went over and was blown away by the larger-than-life creations in the main gallery. Flame-red anthuriums arc into space on a scaffold of twigs, a form of palms swirls up to the ceiling. The Consul General of Japan, Yoshi Kamo, and his wife, Etsuko, came by to see the eye-popping structures. The show is up only through Sunday at 4:30—try to make a little time during your weekend to see what members of the Hawaii branch of the prestigious Sogetsu School of Ikebana of Japan have created. Photos by Alan Konishi. More photos after the jump.