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.
Join us for the club's annual Installation of Officers Luncheon. Our final meeting of the year starts at 10:30. Lunch will be served after the meeting. On your RSVP, please list your lunch selection in the comments section. Signup deadline is Friday, May 3rd.
The club hosted many visitors to the Ikebana Exhibit on Sunday. Thank you to all the members who made arrangements. Here is Sushila Mathew standing next to one of her striking arrangements. The club hosted many enthusiastic and interested visitors. Maybe next year we can schedule demonstrations throughout the day?
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.