Cleveland Chapter #20 was founded on March 16, 1959 by Lucille Wunderly with the objectives to stimulate, cultivate and to strengthen relationships among teachers and students of ikebana. Our Chapter #20 continues to study ikebana and Japanese culture while practicing its motto "Friendship Through Flowers".
Typically Program Meetings are scheduled for 1st Wednesday of the month
Program meetings involve morning and afternoon workshops, starting at 10 am. and 1 pm at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 Est Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 with a break for lunch.
August 4, 2021
Ikenobo School - Mieko Fujimoto
Ms. Fujimoto will teach Shoka Shimputai in the morning and Freestyle, using hanging Oasis.
September 1, 2021
Sogetsu School - Shoko Morton
Demonstration and workshop featuring Shoko Morton from Cleveland, OH.
October 6, 2021
Ichiyo School - Karen Napoli
Demonstration and workshop by Karen Napoli from Rochester, NY
November 3, 2021
Keiko Biddle and Hilla Molinaro
Ms. Biddle will teach Origami craft and Hilla Molinaro will teach how to make a flower vase with Washi paper, complete with an arrangement.
December 2, 2021
Ohara School - Isa Ranganathan
Demonstration and workshop by Isa Ranganathan from Cleveland, OH
Online Demonstrations via Zoom by Renowned Ikebana Sensei
Virtual demonstrations are conducted intermittently and are announced one month prior to scheduled date.
We have a lot to offer
Attend program meetings, enjoy ikebana demonstrations, hear lectures on related topics, or participate in ikebana workshops.
Opportunity for Lessons
Members can obtain contact information of certified ikebana teachers that belong to the chapter, as well as obtain information about teachers that teach virtually. The Cleveland Chapter has 4 teachers in the Ohara School and 2 Teachers in the Sogetsu School.
Practice the meditative art of ikebana to pause and enjoy the bounty from nature with others.
Participate in public exhibitions as integral part of ikebana training.
Ikebana International Magazine
Enjoy the Ikebana International magazine, a premier publication, issued three times a year, richly illustrated with color plates of ikebana arrangements, articles on ikebana or related arts, and in-depth Japanese cultural subjects.
Transfer your membership from one chapter to another at any time of the year upon presentation of a valid membership card.
Belong to additional chapters at reduced rates upon proof of membership of your primary chapter.
Multiple Ikebana Schools
View and learn about multiple ikebana schools to widen your view of ikebana.
Regional Conferences are held periodically every 4 to 5 years in various regions throughout the world for the purpose of offering educational and cultural exchange opportunities to the members. The I.I. World Convention is held every five years in Japan.
The organization was founded in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen whose dream was to create an association uniting the people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana. Today, that dream has spread to over 50 countries/areas, with 143 chapters and a membership of more than 6,300. The organization's motto is 'Friendship Through Flowers.' https://ikebanahq.org