On April 2, II Chapter #12 in conjunction with MFAH presented Elaine Jo's Ichiyo Ikebana Demonstration.  Those who braved the inclement weather predictions were well rewarded.  Elaine created 10 arrangements while sharing Ichiyo's  philosophy and history. Here are a few of the arrangements.   Many of Elaine's branching materials grow easily in Houston and were picked from members' yards. Students of ikebana do not require exotic plant material to create a striking arrangement.

The chapter wishes to thank MFAH's M. Mimms, Elaine Jo,  and club members who made the demonstration and workshop possible. 


Ichiyo School - Arranged by Shirley Bludau

​​Welcome to Ikebana International Houston Chapter's site. This is a great place to learn more about Ikebana, also known as Japanese Flower Arranging.  Houston has a strong ikebana scene with 5 major schools represented. We invite you to attend one of our programs or drop in for a class.


Please join us for our next program on October 3, 2017 at 1:00 PM​ at the

Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at Hermann Park.

Our guest speaker will be Don Olsen from San Antonio. Mr. Olsen is an Ichiyo instructor who regularly attends the Ikebana International World Convention.  He will share his photos and stories from the May convention held in Okinawa, Japan.

Please note that this program starts promptly at 1:00 PM. Arrive early and enjoy the garden with II friends.

​See you at 1 PM.




Kofu School - Arranged by Shinobu Hauge