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 3, 2015
Haiku, Calligraphy and Ikebana
Cecil Uyehara, certified teacher in standard, semi-cursive scripts and Kamijo Shinzan style
Jane Redmond, Rigi, Sogetsu School of Ikebana
October 15, 2015 (The 3rd Thursday)
Ellen Gordon Allen Annual Lecture/Demonstration
"The Glory of the Season'
Young Lee Oh, 1st Term Master
November 4, 2015 (Wednesday)
Ikebana of Richmond Showcase
Ikenobo, Ohara, Sogetsu & Ichiyo