.: 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

    Sacred Lotus
    Ikebana and Art Exhibition
    July 16 - 18, 2019

    Click on image to the left for more information.

    .: Workshops

    Summer / Fall 2019 Regular Workshop Schedule
    Sign up for workshops using your Whoozin Invitation sign-in. If you don't have an account, click here to make a reservation or request a sign-in.

    Japan House Workshops
    Workshops at Japan House meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to noon

    Classes are recommended for all levels and and floral materials are provided.

    fee: members $20 non-members $30

    Aug 3 workshop Jeanne Holy teaching

    Sept 8 (Sunday) See us at our ikebana booth for Japan House matsuri

    Oct 5 workshop Kimiko Gunji teaching

    Nov 2 workshop Chikako Usui

    Dec 14 workshop kadomatsu Jeanne Holy Chikako Usui

    Holy House 2019 Summer / Fall Class Schedule

    Thursday evening class meets from 6:30 - 8:00pm
    Saturday afternoon class meets from 1:00 - 3:30

    regular Freestyle or Shoka fee is $20
    Rikka fee $30 (meets from 1:00 - 4:30 pm)

    We are now accepting new membership applications and renewals for 2019.

    .: 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 sponsors 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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