Ikebana , the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging

Due to COVID 19 all in person classes are postponed until it is safe to return. Classes are currently held via Zoom.

New Member Information:

contact ikebanaclub@gmail.com

Supporting Members Information and Registration:

for visitors from other Ikenobo chapters or study groups

All Members are welcome to participate in on-line classes:

Need help getting started with Zoom? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a Zoom Basics video guide.

Class RegistrationSign Up!

  • Sign up through the on-line system.
  • The class lesson video and notes are posted in our Members section.
  • Prepare your arrangement.
  •  Send us your pictures 2 days before the class.


Please contact us if you have questions, would like to observe a class or book an on-line demonstration.



What is needed :

  • a shoka style container
  • the largest kenzan that will fit in your container
  • gravel (if needed for your container)
  • your ikebana toolbox see below
  • Note: wire & tape not usually needed for shoka



  • Jiyuka/Freestyle container: check here for examples if you don’t have the container in this photo
  • 1 or 2 kenzans or floral foam (if needed for your container)
  • gravel (if needed for your container)
  • your ikebana toolbox, see below

What should be in your ikebana basket and toolbox for every lesson:

  • floral shears/cutting tool 
  • wire cutter (never use floral shears to cut wire)
  • small scissors
  • small stapler
  • a selection of wire, #22, 24, 30
  • small cloth for cleaning
  • a plain piece of plastic to cover your work space (approximately 2ft. X 3ft./recycling bag will do)
  • plastic for covering your arrangement in cold weather ( large recycling bag works well)
  • floral tape : greens for stems, browns for branches
  • clear hockey tape
  • kenzans
    • medium-sized plastic margarine type containers  for transporting the arrangement after class. 1 per kenzan used.
  • small pail for your flowers while working and transportation 





5 Responses to Welcome

  1. Jessie haynes says:

    Lovely arrangements. It makes me feel nostalgic for the time when I studied this beautiful art.

  2. Brenda J. says:

    Jessie, it is thanks to you Jean-Marcel discovered ikebana and is now able to share his passion for this art with others. We even started bringing arrangements to Westwood this Spring, which always makes us think of you.

  3. epiercey says:

    I am very interested to know about spring and fall courses that you offer for the current year. I very much enjoy indoor growing, orchid growing and outdoor design. I would like to know more about the essence of Ikebana. Please let me know of upcoming sessions and costs.
    Thank you very much
    Elaine Piercey

  4. Pat Kuffler says:

    Happy to hear hear that my hometown has such an active Ikebana, ikenobo Chapter, “Friendship through flowers.

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