"Not only beautiful flowers but also buds and withered flowers have life, and each has its own beauty. By arranging flowers with reverence, one refines oneself" - Ikenobo Senno, 1542


We run monthly workshops focused on a specific style from September to June. Each class is taught by a certified teacher from our membership. We have two special workshops per year, one taught by a high-ranking US-based teacher and one by a visiting professor from Ikenobo headquarters in Kyoto. Due to demand, these special events are only open to our regular members. 

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at Whitcomb Hall, First Parish Church, 50 Church St., Waltham MA 02452

Please remember to bring your containers, the usual tools, scissors, cloth for under the scissors, a flower bucket, and a brown paper bag for trash. Please bring your own lunch.

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Shoka futakabu-ike workshop with Visiting Professor Kumi Hiramatsu

We are honored to welcome Visiting Professor Hiramatsu to Boston in October. Due to demand, this workshop is open only to current members of a chapter of the Ikenobo Society of Floral Art. It will be held at Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Elm Bank, Wellesley, MA.

Futakabu-ike are divided shoka arrangements in wide basins. There are two basic styles: gyodo-ike have two groups of water plants side by side, and suiriku futakabuike have a group of land plants behind and to the side of a group of water plants, to emphasize their differences.