september, 2021

14sep6:30 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventThe Art of Ikebana With Asae Takahashi of HANADOJOFour-part seminar, learn the history and techniques of Ikebana, a centuries-old Japanese floral art. 16 participants max. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Details

In this four-part seminar, learn the history and techniques of Ikebana, a centuries-old Japanese floral art. Maximum of 16 participants in this seminar. $230 per person for full series. 

Course Description

Join Asae Takahashi, certified instructor and founder of HANADOJO, for an introduction to the history and art of Ikebana, an ancient form of Japanese floral art. Dating back at least 600 years, Ikebana is deeply rooted in an appreciation of nature and inspired by fluctuations in the natural world across the four seasons. Over the course of four weeks, we’ll explore the relationship between nature and lifestyle in ancient Japan, trace the history of the art form as a practice used among monks, and engage with the study of Ohara-style Ikebana—considered one of the most established schools of Ikebana in the world. Together, we’ll not only master fundamental techniques and create several arrangements, but also cultivate a meditative practice that can develop ethical awareness and a strong sense of inner power and wellbeing.

Upon completion of this course, participants may have the chance to receive an international certification at an additional cost.

Syllabus at a Glance

There are four total sessions included in this purchase, each lasting for two hours on four Tuesdays beginning September 14, skipping September 21 & October 12.

Session 1 (Tuesday, 9/14, 6:30–8:30 PM ET): Introduction, Ikebana history and practice one basic arrangement

– practice week –

Session 2 (Tuesday, 9/28, 6:30–8:30 PM ET): Artistic leaders during the age of civil wars and practice one basic arrangement

Session 3 (Tuesday, 10/5, 6:30–8:30 PM ET): From basic inclining form to advanced radial form

– practice week –

Session 4 (Tuesday, 10/19, 6:30–8:30 PM ET): Graduation ceremony

Between Sessions

Before the start of our course, participants will be assigned a brief tutorial video to watch in preparation for the first class. In order to complete the course, students should expect to make at least one arrangement and take a graduation quiz during the final session. 

Course Materials

You can order many of these materials from HANADOJO. Once you register, we will provide you with a discount code for $5 off. If ordering from HANADOJO, students should complete registration and order supplies by Friday, September 3rd at the latest to ensure enough time to receive materials and prepare flowers.

  • Plate (a pasta bowl, or any shallow dish about 10″ in diameter and a maximum of 2” in height)
  • Kenzan-Floral Arrangement Pin Needle Holder, 4×3” or equivalent size
  • Scissors
  • Wire
  • Floral tape
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Cloth
  • Water
  • Flowers (more details will be provided prior to class)


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