.: 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.



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    .: Coming events

    Headmaster Designate
    Senko Ikenobo
    October 20 - 24, 2017

    We are honored that the Headmaster Designate will join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebrations.

    Exhibition and Demonstration by the Headmaster Designate at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    Regular and Special Member Workshops by Senior Professor Manabu Noda.


    Workshops will held at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Champaign IL
    Make reservation online or call 217.531.2800 group code BFIL

    *** Update ***
    Register for the symposium
    *** New ***
    Register for Special Member Workshops
    Buy demonstration tickets online starting July 8th



    Summer / Fall 2017 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

    July 8, 2017 Summer Shoka

    August 5, 2017 Advanced Shoka

    September 9, 2017 Freestyle

    October 7, 2017 Shoka Shimputai

    November 11, 2017 Freestyle for beginners

    December 2, 2017 Holiday Freestyle

    Holy House 2017 Summer / Fall Class Schedule
    Special Workshops with Professor Nobu Kurashige July 22 - August 3, 2017
    Schedule and Registration Form


    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)

    August 10 (Thursday) freestyle
    August 12 (Saturday) freestyle
    August 19 (Saturday) rikka
    September 14 (Thursday) shoka
    September 16 (Saturday) shoka
    October 12 (Thursday) exhibition practice
    October 14 (Saturday) exhibition practice
    November 16 (Thursday) shoka
    November 18 (Saturday) shoka
    December 7 (Thursday) freestyle
    December 9 (Saturday) freestyle
    December 16 (Saturday) TBA




    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 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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