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Online Ikebana Experience

Capture the seasons in a vase

Ikebana, or kado, is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The practice arrived in Japan with Buddhism over 1,000 years ago, and derives from floral offerings set before temple altars. The art form was first codified in the 15th century by the Ikenobo School in Kyoto, which still exists today. Ikebana balances seasonal expression with the artist’s own spirit, and explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Your teacher is a professor in the Ikenobo School. She is one of only a handful of people in the world with access to the school’s secret document, and has spent a month meditating on the philosophy contained within. This forms the foundation of your lesson. Your teacher will also guide you in creating your own arrangements, both traditional and modern.

Format Zoom remote workshop
Duration From 1 hour to 2 hours
Time can be extended for large groups on request
Languages English, Other languages are also available on request
Price Group bookings from $2,000

Corporations and travel agents are eligible for a free trial.

Lesson Structure Example
・Introduction to the history and spirit of ikebana
・Explanation and Demonstration of the 18th century ‘Shoka’ style of ikebana
*Participants can join in with their own flowers.
・Q&A session
*The lesson structure might be changed.

Master-of-Ikebana Teacher: An Ikebana Master, Professor of the Ikenobo School
Your teacher studied Japanese history and folklore at university in Tokyo. She began to practice ikebana and tea ceremony when she was a teenager, and later became a top-grade professor of Ikebana in the famous Ikenobo School. She has been teaching ikebana for more than 10 years.
Alongside ikebana, she studies the ancient songs and documents of Japan, as well as traditional Noh theatre and tea ceremony. She aims to promote international understanding through the exchange of traditional cultures.

Program Name
Online Ikebana Experience
From 1 hour to 2 hours
Group bookings from $2,000
08:00 am–09:00 pm JST, 11:00 pm–00:00 pm GMT
English, Other languages are also available on request