Welcome to
Ikebana International
Houston Chapter #12

About Us


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 as a member.  Please see below for details.

Study Ikebana

Classes in the art of Japanese Flower Arranging are currently held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center 1414 Wirt Road

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Friendship Through Flowers

That is the motto of Ikebana International. We are a vibrant club celebrating our 60th anniversary this year. Our club logo is the cherry blossom.

Upcoming Club Programs

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cherie Flores Pavilion

1500 Hermann Dr., 77004

 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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

washi paper craft

Cherie Flores Pavilion

1500 Hermann Park Dr., 77004

Please join us for a fun program where we will make a kakejiku.  We will be using Japanese paper (washi)  and bamboo to create a hanging wall container for your arrangement. Check it out!

Tea Ceremony Demonstration by Midori Mochizuki

 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. 

NCARC Conference 10/29 - 31/2019

Grow Ikebana


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

Senko Ikenobo - featured Ikebana Artist

Professor Manabu Noda

Professor Noda will lead several workshops. Registration is required.

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.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

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.   

Ikebana Houston Chapter #12