Born in Kawasaki outside Tokyo, Japan, Haruko was born into a family that had several masters of traditional Japanese art and culture. Having a Omotesenke tea master, professional calligrapher, a Sogetsu style Ikebana master, and several Koto musicians in the family, Haruko had a solid foundation to build off of. She continued to learn other forms of traditional cultural arts before moving to the United States in 1998. She has received the tea name, Sosei and Ikebana name of Haruka and has continued to spread the Japanese traditions in the United States.

"Sadler Sensei is a wonderful teacher. The class was fun with lots of hands-on time."-Laura M.

"Ah! This class is where art and engineering meet. [Haruko] was knowledgeable of the history and has years of practice of creating works of art. I appreciated the show-and-tell, where she worked through the entire process. Then we got to try it out ourselves with lilies, irises, big green leaves, grasses, and decorations. We enjoyed ourselves immensely!"-Winter R.

HARUKO SADLER is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Sumi-e & Sho: Japanese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Summer 6/10/23 Lifelong Learning
Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Summer 5/20/23 Lifelong Learning
Ikebana II: Next-Level Japanese Flower Arranging Summer 6/03/23 Lifelong Learning

HARUKO SADLER has previously taught:

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Introduction
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Introduction
  • Traditional Arts of Japan: An Introduction