.: Welcome to our site

This is the site for the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America. Here you will find information on our chapter including workshops, newsletters, and membership information.

Our purpose is to foster, develop, and enhance the avocation of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Flower Arranging. Through the flower way, by carefully observing how plants grow and arranging ikebana, we discover new relationships with nature, others and ourselves. Our membership is diverse, with local members, those from out of state, from different countries and cultures, men and women.

We hope you enjoy your visit and that you can join us at one of our events.


.: Coming events

Ikenobo Ikebana Demonstration

See the pictures

from the demonstration by Special Visiting Professor Nayuko Kuwaba and from the exhibition by Professor Kuwaba and members of the Illinois Prairie Chapter.

Spring Summer 2016 Upcoming Workshops

Workshops at Japan House meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon. Classes are recommended for all levels and and floral materials provided unless noted **

July 9, 2016
Summer Freestyle
Please bring any kind of vase
fee: members $20 non-members $30

Aug 6, 2016
Summer Shofutai Shoka
Please bring a shoka vase and kenzan and hasami
fee: members $20 non-members $30

Workshops at Holy House

We are now accepting new membership applications and renewals for 2016.

.: About our chapter

The Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America was founded in March of 1991 by Professor Kimiko Gunji. We became a chartered chapter in the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America in May of 1997.

Illinois Prairie Chapter sponsers regular ikebana workshops at the Universiy of Ilinois Japan House and also at the homes of instructors. At each workshop a certified Ikenobo instructor will lecture and demonstrate on a specific style. Afterwards participants arrange ikebana, and the instructor critiques each individual arrangement. Illinois Prairie Chapter also sponsors activities associated with Japan House, ikebana, and other Japanese arts. Chapter members may enroll in the Ikenobo Ikebana school of flower arranging in Kyoto, Japan, and work towards obtaining beginner through advanced diplomas. Every three years Kyoto Headquarters sponsers an Ikenobo tour to Japan, including one week of lessons from Senior Professors in Kyoto.

.: Thank you!

Thank you for visiting our site. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

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