We meet the first Tuesday of the month, September thru May to enjoy the arts of Asia - with an emphasis on ikebana. We'd love to have you join us. Please see below for details.
That is the motto of Ikebana International. II is a world wide organization with over 265 chapters. We are a vibrant club and celebrated our 60th anniversary last year.
Our club logo is the cherry blossom.
For this month's program the chapter will try their hands at craft making! Using beautiful Japanese paper and bamboo, we will construct a scroll, kakejiku, 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. Cost is $20 per person and space is limited to just 20 persons.
We invite you to the Japan Festival of Houston the second week of April in Hermann Park. We always exhibit many ikebana arrangements for the festival. We are located in the Cherie Flores Pavilion on Sunday, April 14th, from 10 to 3 PM. Please stop by. Check out our ikebana exhibit from last year.
What a a great program we enjoyed in March. We were treated to an informative talk by Mrs. Fukushima about Japan's Girls' Day. Members learned about traditional Japanese Dance from Midori Mochizuki, and we were treated to a delicious luncheon. Thank you Consul General and Mrs. Fukushima.
On Friday, some of the Sogetsu Study Group of Houston members celebrated Yu Mei's promotion to the distinguished rank of Komon. To achieve this rank one must be nominated. After the nomination is accepted she must pass several challenging timed exams. Congratulations Yu Mei! We are so proud of you.
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. Representing Sogetsu will by Soho Sakai, Riji, and Kika Shibata, Riji. Master Elaine Jo will represent Ichiyo. Professor Jose Salcedo will represent Ohara. 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.