Japanese flower arranging in Houston, Ikebana International #12

About Us

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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.

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.  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.

Upcoming Club Programs

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Program at the residence of Consul General and Mrs. Fukushima

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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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion

1500 Hermann Dr.,   77004

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.


Kozan Ryu Demonstration by Eva Mikulencak

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 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. 

First ThursdayS from 9 - 12 we volunteer in the Japanese Garden

NCARC Conference 10/29 - 31/2019

Grow Ikebana

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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

Senko Ikenobo - featured Ikebana Artist

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Professor Manabu Noda

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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 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