The Japanese characters forming the word 'ike-bana' can be best translated as 'living flowers.' However, ikebana has become generally accepted as meaning the art form of Japanese flower arrangement.
Ikebana of Richmond, Virginia is a cultural, non –profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate, cultivate, and perpetuate the study of Ikebana, related arts, and Japanese culture. It was organized in 1967 and is currently comprised of over 150 members. Ikebana of Richmond meets the first Thursday of the month from September through May in the Education Building at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Our motto is “Friendship through Flowers,” and our emblem is the Bamboo Spray.
Mark your calendar
September 8, 2016
Joyce Overholtzer, Riji
October 6, 2016
"Colours of the World"
Rekha Reddy, First Term Master
November 10, 2016
Ellen Gordon Allen Lecture/Demonstration
"A Walk in the Woods" - "To Emphasize Ichiyo's Love of Nature"
Karen Napoli, Master
March 2, 2017
Helena Aruca, Professor
April 6, 2017
"Beauties of Ikebana"
Kyoko Petersen, Senior Professor