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Shoso Shimbo
Craft | Installation | Traditional Japanese Craft | Visual Art    (VIC)

Shoso Shimbo is a certified teacher of Ikebana who is qualified to run certificate and teaching diploma courses in Sogetsu style Ikebana. He has over 20 years experience in Ikebana and studied under the late Sogetsu Head Master, Hiroshi Teshigahara, who is also known as an award wining film director.

Shoso was selected by belle magazine as one of “Australia’s top floral designers” and won multiple awards including the Gold Award at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.

Shoso has BA and MA in Asian Philosophy, Master of Fine Art (Sculpture) and PhD in Education. He is a director of JAPEP and an adjunct research fellow at the Japanese Studies Centre, Monash University.

He is also qualified as a garden designer (Japan Horticultural Society) specializing in Japanese gardens using Australian native plants.

His sculptural works have been featured in some of the major contemporary art exhibitions including the Lorne Sculpture and the Toyota Sculpture Exhibition.

In 2009 Shoso exhibited his work at the Chelsea Flower Show, UK. His current works include traditional and unique contemporary wedding flowers.

Website: http://www.shoso.com.au/
Email: info@shoso.com.au
Phone: 03 9029 6702