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Chieko Mihori Receives Award from Emperor of Japan

Mrs. Chieko Mihori was conferred with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in recognition of her long-time dedication as a trustee and board member of the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens and also in acknowledgement of her commitment to promoting Japanese culture throughout the United States.

Consul General Eiichi Kawahara, left, presented Mrs. Chieko Mihori with the award certificate and medal.

Morikami Park Administrator Bonnie White Le May and Cultural Director Tom Gregersen presented James and Chieko Mihori with a picture and plaque thanking them for their service and congratulating them for both receiving The Order of the Rising Sun.

Chieko Mihori posing next to an ikebana creation she designed after The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays medal. Mrs. Mihori is a master of the Sogetsu School of ikebana.

Three Morikami administors who received The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, from left to right:
Mr. James Mihori (in 2003), Mrs. Chieko Mihori (in 2012), and Mr. Larry Rosensweig (in 2005).


Consul General Kawahara (center) with Mrs. Chieko Mihori and Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens trustees and staff as well as representatives from Palm Beach County Division of Parks and Recreation.

Mrs. Chieko Mihori (back, third from left) with some of her many students.

Consul Generak Eiichi Kawahara and Mrs. Chieko Mihori

James and Chieko Mihori and Consul General Kawahara in front of the Morikami Museum.