Reception for Ms. Fusako Hoyrup, Imperial Decoration Recipient

On Tuesday, August 13, Consul General Uyama hosted a reception in honor of Ms. Fusako Hoyrup, recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.

Ms. Hoyrup was conferred the award for her contributions to the promulgation and growth of Japanese culture in the United States through Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). Ms. Hoyrup is the founding president of the Wafu School of Ikebana California Chapter.

Approximately 70 people, including friends and colleagues of Ms. Hoyrup, as well as members of the Bay Area ikebana community attended to celebrate Ms. Hoyrup’s achievements.

Consul General Uyama welcomes the guests

Ms. Hoyrup gives her speech

Ms. Polly Bove, Superintendent of the Fremont Union High School District, explains Ms. Hoyrup’s contributions to education

Mr. Darcy Paul, City Councilmember for Cupertino, congratulates Ms. Hoyrup.

Remarks by Ms. Nobuko Saito Cleary

Toast by Ms. Thanh Nguyen, President of the Ikebana Teachers’ Federation

Consul General Uyama with Ms. Hoyrup

Guests enjoy Ms. Hoyrup’s speech

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