In March, Japan celebrates Ohina Matsuri. This festival is tied to Girls' Day and is also known as the Doll Festival. This month, we will learn about Ohina Matsuri traditions as special guests of the Consul General and Mrs. Fukushima at their private residence. We will also be treated to Japanese dance by Midori Mochizuki. The address will be provided on the evite and is for members only.
For this month's program the chapter will try their hands at craft making! Using beautiful Japanese paper and bamboo, we will construct a paper scroll with a bamboo vase attached to it. This will be a perfect scroll for you to display a simple ikebana arrangement. Come and enjoy the fun.
In February, the club enjoyed watching Eva demonstrate 5 arrangements. It was a great opportunity for us to learn about the ikebana school she studied while in Japan. Kozan Ryu emphasizes a natural look in arrangements.
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 January 15. 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 Japanese flower arranging. Five of the major ikebana schools have teachers offering classes and workshops in our city and surrounding areas. Join us for monthly programs or contact an ikebana 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.