We are excited the return of the 6 Week Ikenobo Ikebana Course at the Japanese Culture Center!
Class begins Sunday 9/24/2023*
4:00-5:00pm Introductory Course The course fee is $220, which includes flowers and all tools required for both the course. You can take home all tools and materials after its completion to continue the practice.
There is a limited capacity of students and class minimum attendance of 6 students. Thus we highly recommend registering ASAP.
Registration 3 weeks prior to class is required in order to secure the appropriate amount of flower materials. The registration date 9/3.
Please come to class with a pencil and paper.
The Class is taught by Prof. Charles Harris, President of the Chicago Chapter of the Ikenobo
Ikebana Society. Ikenobo is considered the origin of ikebana, an art form which began in Kyoto,
Japan as a Buddhist floral offering in the Rokkakudo Temple. Passed down through generations
of the Ikenobo family and from teacher to student, Ikenobo has spread throughout Japan and
around the world, celebrating its 550th year of written history in 2013. The Chicago Chapter
was founded in 1965 by Prof. Ikka Nakashima and is one of the oldest ikebana organizations in
North America. For her tireless service in promoting Japanese arts and culture the Emperor of
Japan personally presented Professor Nakashima with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and
Silver Rays, in his Tokyo palace in 2006. Professor Harris assumed her responsibilities in 2013.
Discovery and enjoyment await as Ikenobo’s principles suggest new possibilities in the beauty of
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.