Ikebana International

Founded in 1956, it has now spread to over 60 countries/areas, with 165 chapters and membership of approximately 8,500.

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If you love flowers, nature and their wondrous beauty, this is the place for you! Studying in the traditions of Japan’s revered schools of flower arranging, our Chapter also enjoys the culture and history of Japan. We welcome you to join us, seek new learning, refine your skills, and enjoy the kindred spirit that we cherish!.

"This pasttime of viewing plants and appreciating flowers throughout the four seasons was established in Japan early through aristocracy."

"The first flower arrangements were composed using a system were known as shin-no-hana, meaning 'central flower arrangement'. A huge branch of pine or cryptomeria stood in the middle, with three or five seasonable flowers placed around it."Wikipedia


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Ikebana (ee-kay-bah-nah) is the Japanese word for the art of Japanese flower arranging. A free translation might be “bringing flowers to life.” Ikebana arrangements capture nature through the designer’s eyes and provide uniquely beautiful glimpses of something magical. It is an art form that will challenge your creativity!

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From Our President

Welcome to our Queens Quay Chapter. We are a very busy group with opportunities to learn about ikebana and other Japanese art forms. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events. Membership information is available under "Membership." You and our current members will find a wealth of information here. Thank you for visiting.