Ikebana (ee-kay-bah-nah) is the Japanese word referring to the art of Japanese flower arranging. A free translation might be “bringing flowers to life.” Ikebana arrangements capture nature through the designer’s eyes, producing uniquely beautiful glimpses of something magical.
What is Ikebana International?
Ikebana International (I.I.) is the organization dedicated to the promotion, teaching and appreciation of ikebana. With remarkable vision, Ellen Gordon Allen founded the non-profit organization in 1956 with the dream of uniting people around the world through their love of nature and ikebana. Now, sixty years later, 164 Ikebana Chapters with over 7800 members exist in over 60 countries. For more information international conventions and training opportunities visit the Ikebana International website at www.ikebanahq.org.