Mrs. Kita, with a few students founded Colorado Branch of Sogetsu in 1986. The branch includes members from the Metropolitan Denver area, Colorado Springs, Boulder and many Front Range communities. The purpose of this group is to increase the interest and awareness of the art of ikebana to our communities. Members frequently participate in exhibitions and demonstrations at various venues such as Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Home Show, functions at these exposures, people in our area have gained a greater appreciation for this art form. Today, our group has flourished to over a hundred members dedicated to furthering their studies in Ikebana.