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artist , educator

Katsuko Arimura, Japanese, American artist, educator. Named to 3d assistant professor rank Ikenobo School, Sapporo & Hamamatsu, 1954; recipient service award Expo '84, New Orleans, 1984.

Background

Arimura, Katsuko was born on December 14, 1933 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka-Ken, Japan. Came to the United States, 1965. Daughter of Iwajiro and Tatsu (Mizuno) Yamashita.

Education

Bachelor, Tokyo Women's Christian College, 1956. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Newcomb College, New Orleans, 1977.

Career

Secretary Tokyo Young Women’s Christian Association, 1956-1957. Instructor Japanese Yale University, New Haven, 1957-1958. Ikebana instructor New Orleans Young Women’s Christian Association, 1958-1961, Tulane University, New Orleans, since 1958, laboratory technician, 1959-1961, administrative assistant, since 1979.

Private Ikebana instructor Sapporo, Japan, since 1958. Teacher, founder Japanese Language School, New Orleans, 1970-1979.

Membership

Member Ikebana International (founder Sapporo chapter, 1963, New Orleans chapter, 1965, president New Orleans chapter, 1979-1980, chairman N. American regional confernence, 1985), Sogetsu School of Ikebana (instructor since 1954, founder Louisiana branch, director, 1969, named top ranking instructor 1979), Japan Club, Japan Society, Tulane University Women's Club and Auxiliary, Ikebana International Garden Society.

Connections

Married Akira Arimura. Children: Jerome Jiro, Mark Makoto, Margaret Mika.

father:
Iwajiro Yamashita

mother:
Tatsu (Mizuno) Yamashita

spouse:
Akira Arimura

children:
Jerome Jiro Arimura

Mark Makoto Arimura

Margaret Mika Arimura