Chapters & Groups

The Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America office in San Francisco serves Ikenobo chapters and members throughout America and Canada, with additional members in Brazil and several other countries.

The office is active in promoting Ikenobo ikebana events, and welcomes inquiries about Ikenobo ikebana. Please feel free to contact this office if you wish an introduction to an Ikenobo chapter or teacher in America or Canada.
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Those with inquires about the Ikenobo Headquarters Special Visiting Professor, one professor each year in spring, and another in autumn, and associated events held at chapters throughout America and Canada, are encouraged to contact this office. This unique cultural program introduces Ikenobo ikebana in major cities throughout North America, and allows Ikenobo members to expand their experience at special workshops and other events.

Alaska
 

Anchorage Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Motoyo K. Gatlin
Contact Email
kgatlin@alaskalife.net
Phone
907-333-6701
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for information

Languages
English, Japanese
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Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
 

South Five Chapter

Official Site
http://ikenoboamerica.com/chapters-and-groups/south-five-chapter/
Contact Name
Contact Email
Kesami@Bellsouth.net
southfiveikenobo@att.net
Phone
423-580-6542 (Japanese) / 423-894-6541 (to leave a message)
Class Schedule & Venue

By appointment (1-2 times in a month)
Group at individual’s house

Languages
English, Japanese
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Arizona
 

Arizona Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikebana-ikenobo.com
Contact Name
Linnea Storm
Contact Email
lrstorm@cox.net
Phone
480-483-8307
Class Schedule & Venue

Please check the website
http://www.ikebana-ikenobo.com/001.html

Languages
English
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California
 

Northern California Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenobonc.com
Contact Name
Hideko Metaxas, Northern California Chapter President
Contact Email
dekotanaka@aol.com
Phone
415-927-3513
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for the information
http://www.ikenobonc.com/events/

Languages
English, Japanese
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Los Angels Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenobola.com
Contact Name
Ritsuko Akamatsu, Jose Salcedo
Contact Email
contactUs@IkenoboLA.com
Phone
(213) 680-1656, (626) 791-2141
Class Schedule & Venue

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (J.A.C.C.C)
Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
* Please bring floral clippers (or pruning shears), low bowl container/vase, and floral pinholder/frog to class. We have several that students may borrow while in class if you do not have your own.
Cost: $25 per class, includes material and instruction
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Languages
Japanese
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San Diego Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikebanasandiego.org/Ikenobo.htm
Contact Name
President: Sadako Oehler
Contact Email
kouoehler@gmail.com
Phone
(858) 278-5689
Class Schedule & Venue

2nd Thursday, 10am to 4pm, Room 101, Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park

Languages
English
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San Gabriel Valley California Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenobo-sgvusa.com
Contact Name
Tina Yang
Contact Email
info@ikenobo-sgvusa.com
Phone
(626)237-0008
Class Schedule & Venue

First and Third Sunday of every month

Location: Ikenobo San Gabriel Valley CA Chapter

401 S. San Gabriel Blvd. San Gabriel, CA 91776

Time: 2:00-5:00pm

Material and Instruction fee: $25 / class

Languages
English, Chinese
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Classes are open to Everybody!!

Colorado
 

Colorado Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenoboikebana.com
Contact Name
Chapter President, Dan D.
Contact Email
agnese1000@hotmail.com
Phone
303-264-4287
Class Schedule & Venue

Monthly all day workshops by senior professors of Ikenobo sponsored by the Chapter, See our Colorado Chapter website for the current Schedule.
Various locations in Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs. See our Colorado Chapter website for the current Schedule.

Languages
English
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The Colorado Chapter sponsors many great events and workshops including:

  1. One of the largest yearly  Ikenobo Grand Exhibitions in the country.
  2. Workshops with visiting Professors from the Ikenobo headquarters in Kyoto Japan.
  3. Periodic American Study Tours to Kyoto Japan.
  4. Special Monthly all day workshops with a first grade senior Professor of Ikenobo.    Weekly lessons in various locations.
  5. Anyone interested in Ikenobo is welcome to join this fun and vibrant group of Ikenobo practitioners.
  6. We have a varied teaching schedule of New Freestyle, Shoka, and Rikka. See our  Colorado Chapter website for more information.
 

Boulder Study Group

Official Site
Contact Name
Kazuko Kozai
Contact Email

Phone
303-494-9866
Class Schedule & Venue

Venue: 305 Fox Drive Boulder Colorado 80303

Languages
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Florida
 

Naples Florida Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenobonaples.com
Contact Name
Stephanie English
Contact Email
naplesikenobo@gmail.com
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

Two Wednesday per month from November through April

Vineyards Community Park District 6231 Arbor Blvd W. Naples FL

Languages
English
Comment

We have a variety of lessons for all interests and skill levels including beginners. We do two dsigns each time and we always enjoy a brown bag lunch together. We start at 9am and end around 2pm.

 

South Florida Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenobosf.org
Contact Name
Kaoru Vrana, President
Contact Email
info@ikenobosf.org
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

Morikami Museum,Tuesday PM
Ft. Lauderdale, Tuesday Evening
South Miami, Wednesday AM
West Palm Beach, Friday AM

Languages
English
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Suncoast Florida Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
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Hawaii
 

Honolulu Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
 

Hawaii Kai Group

Official Site
http://www.ikebanahawaiikai.com
Contact Name
Suzuko Tsuchida
Contact Email
silkyikebana@yahoo.co.jp
Phone
808-395-9744
Class Schedule & Venue

1st & 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
1159 Kamiloilo Pl. Honolulu, HI 96825

Languages
English, Japanese
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Illinois
 

Chicago Chapter

Official Site
http://chicagoikenobo.org
Contact Name
Contact Email
info@chicagoikenobo.org
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for the information

Languages
English
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Chicago Suburban Chapter

Official Site
http://chisuikenobo.org
Contact Name
Contact Email
info@chisuikenobo.org
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for the information

Languages
English
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Illinois Prairie Chapter

Official Site
http://www.prairieikebana.org
Contact Name
Jeanne Holy
Contact Email
jholy@prairieikebana.org
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for the information

Languages
English
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Maine
 

Kittery Point Chapter (MAINE)

Official Site
Contact Name
Gale Belilah
Contact Email
gbelilah@yahoo.com
Phone
207-439-5312
Class Schedule & Venue

Every 2 weeks, starting May 15th and ending in October
Union Congregational Church
York Beach, Maine
Contact for detailed directions

Languages
English
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Maryland
 

Potomac Valley Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
 

Baltimore Group

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
Massachusetts
 

Boston Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikenobobostonchapter.org
Contact Name
Mimi Santini-Ritt
Contact Email
ikenobobostonchapter@gmail.com
Phone
617-332-6136
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for the information

Languages
English
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Michigan
 

Michigan Chapter

Official Site
http://www.ikebanadetroit.org/
Contact Name
Lauren Paul
Contact Email
ikebanadetroit@gmail.com
Phone
248-684-2460
Class Schedule & Venue

Monthly meetings on the second Wednesday
Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
23925 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, Michigan 48075-2528

Languages
English
Comment

We are a very social group. We welcome new members any time during the year. There are no pre-requisites for membership. No previous floral experience is necessary.

Missouri
 

St. Louis Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
Nevada
 

Nevada Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email
mflowersensei@aol.com
mflowersensei@yahoo.com
Phone
702-496-3763
Class Schedule & Venue

Second Saturday of each month + the following Monday
Buddist Temple 4110 N.Martin Luther King Blvd.
One block south of Craig Rd. in the Park compley

Languages
English
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We offer private workshops small groups: lecture + demonstration

 

Reno Study Group

Official Site
http://www.renoikenobo.com
Contact Name
Barbara Agre, Group Leader
Contact Email
info@renoikenobo.com
Phone
775-772-3739
Class Schedule & Venue

Last Thursday of each month 9:30am to 3:00pm
Reno Firestation #11 7105 Mae Anne Avenue, Reno, NV 89523

Languages
English
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New Jersey
 

New Jersey Chapter

Official Site
https://sites.google.com/site/ikebananj/
Contact Name
Doris Lin
Contact Email
ikenobonj@gmail.com
Phone
732-416-9097
Class Schedule & Venue
Languages
Comment
New York
 

New York City Chapter

Official Site
http://ikenobonyc.org
Contact Name
Noritaka Noda
Contact Email
nn@norinodancy.com
Phone
212-349-6563
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for the information

Languages
English, Chinese
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New York Tachibana Chapter

Official Site
http://nytachibana.com
Contact Name
Michiko Baribeau
Contact Email
michikobaribeau@gmail.com
Phone
845-868-3284
Class Schedule & Venue

2nd Saturday monthly
Poughkeepsiee Galleria Mall

Languages
English
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North Carolina
 

Blue Ridge Chapter

Official Site
http://www.blueridgeikebana.com
Contact Name
Beverly Barbour
Contact Email
ncnativeazalea@gmail.com
IkenoboHVL@gmail.com
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

We have classes at most of our monthly meetings as well as having private classes offered by Emiko Suzuki, Sensei.  Please view our website for complete information.
WNC Japanese Culture Center, 629 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville, North Carolina. 28739.  Contact:  Emiko Suzuki

Languages
English
Comment

Please visit our website for complete information.  Guests are welcome at our monthly meetings.

Ohio
 

Cleveland Chapter

Official Site
http://ikenoboamerica.com/wp/chapters-and-groups/ohio-chapter/
Contact Name
Mrs (Daniel) Linda Kay Johnson
Contact Email
mrsj007@hotmail.com
Phone
440-777-5425 (Linda's Cell), 440-864-6418
Class Schedule & Venue

The 3rd. Saturday of each month April-December,unless notified via email.
Home of Mrs. Johnson, 24254 Stonehedge Dr., Westlake, Oh. 44145

Languages
English
Comment

Very friendly atmosphere. Beginners are always welcome (just call 5 days in advance)
Have an Exhibit on Mother’s Day each year at Cleveland Botanical Garden;
Have a holiday pot luck lunch after our December class.

 

Ohio Chapter

Official Site
http://ikenoboamerica.com/ohio-chapter/
Contact Name
C​hieko U. Arikawa, Co-President and Virginia Duym, Co-President
Contact Email
ohiochapter@ikenoboamerica.com
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

T​he second Monday of each month (March-December). Please contact the Chapter for a detailed schedule.
The F​ranklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203
TEL: 614-715-8000

Languages
English, Japanese
Comment

We have regular monthly workshops, individual student critiques and an annual exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. We participate with the Conservatory Outreach Programs and we welcome new members, beginners and experienced, who enjoy ikebana.

Pennsylvania
 

Philadelphia Chapter

Official Site
http://ikenoboamerica.com/philadelphia-chapter/
Contact Name
Helen Flaig
Contact Email
helen.flaig@gmail.com
Phone
610-399-0258
Class Schedule & Venue

1038 Edgewood Chase Dr. Glen Mills. PA 19432
Please contact for the schedule

Languages
English
Comment
 

Pittsburgh Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue
Languages
Comment
 

Philadelphia Main Line Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
610-567-0156
Class Schedule & Venue

St. Paul’s Luthern Church, Ardmore, PA 19003

Languages
English
Comment
Texas
 

Texas Chapter

Official Site
http://www.IkenoboLakeWashingtonChapter.com
Contact Name
Contact Email
idaily8674@aol.com
Phone
713-526-7177 (Voicemail), 713-666-4550 (Home)
Class Schedule & Venue

Monthly listings
Tachibana School
3637 West Alabama, Suite 380 Houston, Texas 77027

Languages
English
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Washington State
 

Lake Washington Chapter

Official Site
http://www.IkenoboLakeWashingtonChapter.com
Contact Name
Shigeko Price
Contact Email
ShigekoPrice@msn.com
Phone
415-803-3268
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for class schedule
Various locations in the greater Seattle area

Languages
Japanese, English
Comment

Our Chapter has several Senior Professors who teach.  Please see the “Lessons” page of our Chapter website for more information.

 

Northwest Sakura Chapter

Official Site
http://northwestsakura.com
Contact Name
Contact Email
saicirtap_48@yahoo.com
Phone
253 222-5673
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact for schedule
Venue: 2701 S. 35th Tacoma WA 98409

Languages
English
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Washington State Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact to Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America  sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
 

Bellevue Group

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
Washington, D.C.
 

Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email

Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
Wioming
 

Ikenebo Midwest Study Group

Official Site
Contact Name
Kazuko Bressler
Contact Email
kazbres@aol.com
Phone
920-465-0723
Class Schedule & Venue

Please contact us for scheduling

Venue: 3117 Bay View Dr. Green Bay, WI 54311

 

Languages
English and Japanese
Comment

The group has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.

Other Countries

CANADA
 

Hamilton Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages English
Comment
 

Montreal Chapter

Official Site http://www.ikenobo.qc.ca/Societe_Ikenobo_Ikebana_de_Montreal/Introduction.html
Contact Name
Contact Email information@ikenobo.qc.ca cours@ikenobo.qc.ca
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

The Montreal chapter offers two sessions of ten lessons each:  the spring session begins on the first Tuesday of April and finishes in mid-June.  The fall session begins on the Tuesday of the week after the Labour Day holiday and continues until mid-November.
Classes are held at the Japanese – Canadian Cultural Association of Montreal.  The professor is there at 6:30 p.m. to answer any questions and the class begins at 7:00, finishing around 8:30 or 9:00 (depending on the difficulty of the arrangement).

Languages English, French
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Toronto Chapter

Official Site http://ikenoboamerica.com/chapters-and-groups/toronto-chapter/
Contact Name Betty Lou Arai
Contact Email ikenoboto@sympatico.ca
Phone 416-467-4962
Class Schedule & Venue

10 weeks beginning in March and September – all levels; beginners welcome
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre –6 Garamond Crt, Toronto, Ont –416-441-2345
*Private Class Venue
Some teachers teach from their home – we are happy to provide more information (contact ikenoboto@sympatico.ca), including the different languages in which they teach (see below).

Languages English, Japanese, Mandarin/Taiwanese
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Vancouver Chapter

Official Site http://www.vancouver-ikebana.ca
Contact Name Martha Banno
Contact Email
Phone 604-322-5585
Class Schedule & Venue

Please refer to the website:

http://www.vancouver-ikebana.ca/lessons/ikenobo/

Languages English
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Ikenobo is celebrating 550 years of recorded history from 1462, found in the diary of a monk at the Tofukuji Temple, in Kyoto, Japan.

Our 45th Headmaster, Sen’ei Ikenobo, was invited to the United Nations in March of this year, followed by a special celebration from March 10th to 13th in Boston (sister city of Kyoto) for our 550th anniversary and for the 45th anniversary of Headquarters in San Francisco with over 220 visiting Professors coming from Japan.

Our styles are Shoka, Free Style and Rikka.

England
 

United Kingdom London Chapter

Official Site http://www.users.waitrose.com/~sawadarudd/
Contact Name Kiyoko Sawada Rudd, First Grade Senior Professor, Ikenobo Ikebana
Contact Email Kiyoko@IkenoboLondon.org.uk
sawadrudd@gmail.com
Phone 020 8904 6599
Class Schedule & Venue

9 Ravenscroft Avenue Wembley, Middx, HA9 9TJ
Nearest tube: Preston Road
1.00 – 4.00 pm, and the Fee: 17pond, not including material.
Kiyoko Sawada Rudd gives lessons by appointment Monday to Friday am and pm.

Languages English
Comment
 

Surrey Ikenobo Group

Official Site http://ikenobo.org.uk
Contact Name
Contact Email info@ikenobo.org.uk
Phone 020 8664 5901
Class Schedule & Venue

Monday 10:30-12:30, 1:30-3:30, 7:30-9:30
Wednesday 10:30-12:30, 1:30-3:30
Beddington Conference Centre
Marlowe Way,
Croydon
CR0 4XS

Languages English
Comment
South America
 

Brazil Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
 

Latin America Tachibana Chapter

Official Site www.ikebanaikenobobrasil.com.br
Contact Name
Contact Email
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
 

Nanbei Parana Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
Comment
 

South America Chapter

Official Site
Contact Name
Contact Email
Phone
Class Schedule & Venue

For your inquiry, please contact Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America sf@ikenoboamerica.com

Languages
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