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Nakayama Keiho:
Chairman of Misho Ryu Nakayama Bunpo Kai
board of directors, Nakayama Bunpo Kaikan Foundation
Director, Japan Ikebana Art Association
Chairman, Hyogo Ikebana Association
Born as the first son of Nakayama Bunpo in Ashiya City in 1935
Graduated from Keio University, Law Department, Politics studies
Learned "Shinka" and "Zoukei" from his father, Bunpo, and received complete training of "Kakubana" from the school's senior. While having mastered "Zoukei" Ikebana from 1991 he began the undertaking of what he considered to be his lifework, the arranging of "Kakubana" in an old traditional style family house with a nearly 300 year history.
Author of "Art of Mysteries, Misho Ryu, Volume 1 & 2" published by Kodansha co., Ltd.
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Nakayama Kosho
Nakayama Kosho:
Vice-chairman of Misho Ryu Nakayama Bunpo Kai
chairman of the board of directors, Nakayama Bunpo Kaikan Foundation
Chief editor of monthly magazine "Gendai Souka"
Born as the first son of Nakayama Keiho in Nishinomiya City in 1967.
Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University, Sociology Department,..
Nakayama Kosho learned flower arrangement from his grandfather, Nakayama Bunpo's high disciple, and he currently offers the teachings as a headquarter instructor at the head office as well as at other branches in Japan.
He has been sponsoring and organizing "Ikebana classes for the visually impaired" form 1994, and also worked jointly with Noh and Kyogen artists from the Kanze and Ohkura schools, to attempt the presentation of ikebana as stage art.
His serial essays in the "Gendai Souka" magazine have been receiving excellent responses. His wide activities beyond the ikebana genre offer him a promising future and expanded opportunities in many other related fields.
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