Kick off the holidays with our December Program and lunch. Jeff Yoshida will discuss his thoughts and steps in making his artistic ceramic containers. If you are not familiar with his containers this program is a must. Jeff is a ceramic artist and accomplished Ikenobo and Sogetsu ikebana arranger. He weds these passions when creating his ceramic containers. Jeff will have containers for sale at the end of the program. Afterwards, please stay and enjoy a delicious obento lunch from Nippon Restaurant. The delivered lunch is $20. You may choose a beef, chicken, or vegetarian obento. Please note your selection on the Evite RSVP.
Four different ikebana schools will use Jeff's containers to display their arrangements at this program. This is our last program of the year. Programs resume in February.
In November, Midori Mochizuki invited members and guests to a Urasenke Tea Ceremony at the Japanese Cultural Center. The ceremony was conducted in the center's newly built Chashitsu.
It’s official - All roads lead to Dallas! The 18th Ikebana International North and Central American Regional Conference in 2019 will be held in Dallas/Fort Worth hosted by the Dallas II Chapter and the Ft. Worth II chapter. Registration is now open and members can save $100 by registering before December 31. Over 250 hotel room reservations have already been made so don't delay. The featured guest ikebana artist is Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo. Professor Manabu Noda will conduct several workshops. A Facebook page has been set up. Please check the schedule of events and sign up early. The conference is also seeking donations, ads for the souvenir books, and corporate sponsors. You can do so through the Iwaya Fund by clicking here.
Professor Noda will lead several workshops. Registration is required.
We have 2 levels of membership.
Membership at all levels supports the study of ikebana in Houston.
Houston is a great city to develop your interest in ikebana. Five of the major ikebana schools have teachers offering classes and workshops. Join us for monthly programs or contact a teacher and start your lessons. Check out what we do in Class Arrangements.
See the arrangements members exhibit around Houston.
Travelling around North America? Chances are there is an II Chapter where you're going.