Once asked about my life,I said that I live with flowers for such a long time.
Flowers are my friends who heal and love me. I always thank the presence
of flowers in my life. I hope that my flower work makes people happy and gentle. Now I can't help but keep on doing flower works.
Kousui Yanagisawa (Sougetsu Name)
Member of Ikebana International, Tokyo Founding Chapter
President of Kashin-an
President of ART LAKSY
1974 Started learning Sougetsu Ikebana.
1993 In charge of the flower arrangement in Yokohama Ryouiki-en Medical Care Center from 1993 till the present time.
2004 First Exhibition “Kousui Yanagisawa and Friends” at Setagaya Art Museum
2007 From this year till the present time, she has taken charge of the flower arrangement at Yokohama City Saiseikai East Hospital, Handicapped Institute named Salvia.
2008 Second Exhibition “Kousui Yanagisawa and Friends” at Setagaya Art Museum
2010 7 Demonstration&Workshop of Dr.Ricardo Carraso's succession of Banmi Shofu-Ryu in Hawaii.
9 The 11th Ikebana International Asian Conference in Manila.
2010 Opened a multipurpose space named ART LAKSY in Kaminoge, Setagaya Ku, Tokyo.
2010 Third Exhibition “Kousui Yanagisawa and Friends” at ART LAKSY.
2012 The 10th Ikebana International World Conference in Tokyo, Daiba.
The 45th Ikebana International anniversary of Taipei Chapter in Taiwan.
2014 The 8th Ikebana International Europian Conference in Potsdom,Berlin.
2014 “Symbiosis” Exhibition at "Minatomirai Gallery" in Yokohama.
2015 The 12th Ikebana International Asian Conference in Taipei chapter.
2016 5 Demonstration in St,Peters burg chapter of "Ikebana International" in Florida.
Disney World Epcot Center International Flower and garden show (Demonstration )
And also she has been participating in many Sogetsu exhibitions and events.
She organized the following art projects:
2007 Wall painting “Mizu-no-Heya” (Water Pool) at Aoba Medical Center
2007 Wall painting of the bathroom for the handicapped children at Salvia Handicapped Institute of Yokohama City Saiseikai East Hospital.
2008 Wall painting (40 m) “Rich Products of Akita Prefecture”
2009 In charge of Art Gallery of Yokohama City Saiseikai East Hospital
2010 Wall painting of “Big Ash Tree” on the gallery of ART LAKSY
2010 Wall painting (50 m) Big Ash Tree at Hodogaya Touch, a Handicapped Institute in Yokohama City.
She has also given numerous workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions at ART LAKSY, hospitals, handicapped children institutes, nursing homes, abused children homes as well as in hotels, schools and churches.
2007 “Meguri Ai” (Meeting and Loving), an essay describing her floral experiences and her beloved dog.