Most people think of Ikebana as simply a Japanese style of arranging flowers.
Ikebana is much more than that. Ikebana is a powerful means of self-expression and it develops our ability to see in new ways.
Why not give this fantastic experience a try if you are in Japan?
7500 JPY (includes all the flower materials)
Morning class: 10:30-12:30
Afternoon class: 14:00-16:00
Please check the lesson calendar here
All tools including Ikebana scissors, Kenzan (a needle-pin holder), container, and flower materials are provided in the classroom. Flowers are purchased in advance directly from a wholesale flower market to ensure they are fresh and gorgeous. Please just bring yourself.
The teacher will demonstrate 2 traditional style arrangements with an explanation of how to use the Ikebana scissors and Kenzan. You will then create an Ikebana arrangement by yourself.
Upon completion of your arrangement, the teacher will share her input with you. All flower materials are yours to take with you.
Relax after your lesson with Green tea (Macha), Japanese sweets, and friendly conversation!
This lesson is held in the warm atmosphere of the teacher’s Japanese style home.
A 5-minute walk from Soshigaya-okura station (Odakyu line)
5-17-16-105, Kinuta, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo
Mika Otani - Ikebana artist
A certified Ikebana instructor, 1st grade professor (KOMON in Japanese), authorized by Sogetsu School of Ikebana, one of the top Ikebana schools in Japan.
A member of the Ikebana International (I.I.)
Born in 1968 and graduated from the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo in 1990.
Mika began studying Ikebana when she was 20 years old and apprenticed under the great Ikebana artist, Soukou Tomita who is one of the best pupils of Sofu Teshigawara, the first President of Sogetsu Ikebana School.
She has been studying Ikebana for over 28 years with her Master and will continue to learn as Ikebana is a lifelong study.
Mika’s interview with“Metropolis”magazine - the No.1 English magazine for foreigners in Japan