What is Ikebana?
Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century. Ikebana emphasizes natural beauty of flower materials including the stems and leaves as well as the shapes, lines, and forms. It expresses the beauty of flower materials using an asymmetric composition, empty space, and the principle of minimalism. Ikebana is also known as “kado” (華道) (the way of flowers), involving the spiritual practice of understanding nature, tranquility, harmony between all living things and oneself.
Each workshop introduces you to a different style of flower arrangement. Beginners are welcome. Workshops are held in instructor’s home (U-City). You will be given directions after your reservation is completed. Larger classes are held in 331 SSB at UMSL.
NOTE: Jiyuka/Freestyle workshop participants are encouraged to purchase the accompanying textbook ($23). A Jiyuka curriculum set is $153 (includes a vase with kenzan and textbook – click here for more information.)
January 10: Shoka Shofutai 生花正風体
January 24: Jiyuka/Freestyle自由花
January 31: Shoka Shinputai 生花新風体
February 7: Jiyuka/Freestyle 自由花
February 21: Shoka Shofutai 生花正風体
March 6: Jiyuka/Freestyle 自由花
March 13: Shoka Shinputai 生花新風体
March 20: Jiyuka/Freestyle 自由花
April 10: Shoka Shofutai 生花正風体
April 24: Jiyuka/Freestyle 自由花
May 8: Shoka Shinputai 生花新風体
May 15: Jiyuka/Freestyle 自由花
May 29: Shoka Shofutai 生花正風体
JAS/JASWA member $10 per session
Non-member $13 per session
(Fees include flowers)
To reserve your seats, send checks (payable to Japan America Society) to:
Japan America Society of St. Louis
UMSL/One University Blvd/St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
To pay with PayPal:
call or email the office at 314 516-5754/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations must accompany payment.