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.

What Students are Saying:

"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.

"The class flow was great and the three hours flew by. I loved that we got to try three different designs and keep the supplies so we can continue our practice at home. I plan to continue practicing the skills I learned. I've already recommended this class to friends to take in the spring!" - Lisa W.

HARUKO SADLER is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Repairing with Gold Summer Multiple Lifelong Learning
Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Introduction Summer 7/13/24 Lifelong Learning
Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Summer 6/29/24 Lifelong Learning

HARUKO SADLER has previously taught:

  • Ikebana II: Next-Level Japanese Flower Arranging
  • Sumi-e & Sho: Japanese Brush Painting and Calligraphy
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Introduction
  • Traditional Arts of Japan: An Introduction