sogetsu ikebana, flower arranging


Japanese Flower Arranging in Houston, Ikebana International #12

Arranged by Gayle Klaybor with found materials of horsetail and magnolia set in a metal geometric form.

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Peace and health through flowers y'all! 

About Us


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Thank you to all the members who voted in the election via Evites.

 Thanks to the members who volunteered for the board. It is our club and without members stepping forward and sharing the load  we cannot grow.

Announcing our 2020-21 Houston Chapter #12 Board

  • President - Sheela Rao
  • Programs - Monjula Chidambaram & Reiko Smith
  • Yearbook - Shaila Patel
  • Recording Secretary - Sylvia Hanna-Russell
  • Corresponding Secretary - Shinobu Hauge
  • Treasurer - Ranjan Sitaram
  • Parliamentarian (selected by the President) - Sushila Mathew

Our next program is set for 10/13/20, at Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion. The event will be from 9:30 - 12:00. We look forward to installing the new II Board at that time.

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Join us as a club member

We have 2 levels of membership.

  1. A Full membership is on the international level.  You have access to the 265+ II chapters around the world when travelling.  You will receive the quarterly publication from II Tokyo detailing ikebana schools and arrangements plus Japanese travel and arts through its rich photography. Membership is $75.  A full membership payment must be received by the club before our summer break in June. After the June 1st deadline, full members must  enroll directly with II Tokyo and make payment in yen.
  2. An Associate membership is on the local level. These members may participate in all the Houston activities but not have access with the other chapters.  Membership at this level is $35.

Membership at all levels supports the study of ikebana in Houston.

2020-2021renewal (pdf)


Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

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.   

Ikebana Houston Chapter #12



There are 69 II chapters in the North and Central American region.  Click here to find out what chapters are doing in their cities.  Enjoy the many ikebana virtual tours on their Facebook site.