.: 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

Special Workshops
Professor Masakazu Nakamura

Special workshops by Professor Nakamura will be held at Japan House on October 2nd and 3rd. Professor Nakamura is from Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of the Central Advisory Board of the Ikenobo Society of Floral Art. He teaches Ikenobo Ikebana at his classroom and teaches display design in an interior design course at the Tokyo Designer Gakuin.

Reservation Form

Fall 2016 Regular Workshop Schedule

Please contact Jeanne Holy to make a reservation

Japan House workshops

Nov 5, 2016 Rikka shofutai
9:00 – 2 p.m.
fee: $30

Dec 3, 2016 Holiday freestyle
9:00 - noon
fee: $20

Holy House workshops

September 15 (Thursday) freestyle
September 17 (Saturday) shoka
September 24 (Saturday) rikka
October 6 (Thursday) freestyle
October 8 (Saturday) shoka
October 22 (Saturday rikka
November 10 (Thursday) freestyle
November 12 (Saturday) freestyle
November 19 (Saturday) shoka
December 8 (Saturday) freestyle
December 10 (Saturday) students choice
Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday from 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Rikka class from 1:00 - 4:30 pm
shoka / freestyle fee $20
rika fee $30

We are now accepting new membership applications and renewals for 2017.

.: 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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