Ichiyo means “One Leaf” in Japanese and refers to the logo of the school. Ichiyo was founded in 1937 by a brother and a sister, Meikof and Ichiyo Kasuya. The concept in the school is to teach students to make arrangements that fit the environment in which it is displayed and to express the individual’s emotions and character.

Naohiro Kasuya, the current Iemoto of the Ichiyo school, accepted this responsibility on the passing of  his father, Akihiro Kasuya, in early 2019.  He has continued his father’s legacy with rigorous travel and teaching to promote the Ichiyo school. 

Arrangements that  fit the immediate environment and the individual arranger’s emotions and character make Ichiyo Ikebana more than just flowers in a vase:  It is considered to be an art of human communication.

Ichiyo School encourages personal interpretation and imagination and is considered as essential to creative designs as materials and containers. “If flower arranging is to be truly fulfilling, it should be a reflection of oneself.” Imagination and feeling are as important as creative design and the proper selection of materials and containers. It is not just flowers in a vase; it is an art of human communication.

Arrangements of the Ichiyo School arouse our senses in a different way from traditional Ikebana, giving the viewer an unexpected, stimulating and profound experience with nature. 

“If flower arranging is to be truly fulfilling, it should be a reflection of oneself.”

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Jeanne Houlton Demonstration
for Ikebana International Sarasota
November 2020

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Congratulations to Ichiyo Students

At our November Meeting, Sensei Jeanne Houlton presented four of her students with certificates signifying the completion of their recent courses of study.  These certificates are particularly noteworthy as they were signed by the Iemoto Akihiro Kasuya before his untimely passing in early 2019.  They are treasures!

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