Cultural and Educational Organizations

Japanese Flower Arrangement (IKEBANA)

  Ikebana International, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  Ikebana International, a worldwide nonprofit cultural organization was founded in 1956. The organization, with its motto of “Friendship through Flowers,” is dedicated to perpetuating and spreading the art of Japanese flower arrangement (ikebana) and with it, other facets of Japanese culture. This ancient Asian art is vibrantly practiced in contemporary interpretations by members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Ikebana International with monthly programs of demonstrations and exhibits. Open to everyone, the programs bring together the large membership of the Chapter as artists from different schools of Ikebana present their creations.
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  Ikenobo Northern California
  Ikenobo Ikebana is the world’s oldest school dedicated to the art of Japanese flower arrangement. The Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America is a non-profit organization which is continually striving to promote goodwill and friendship through the art of ikebana. The national headquarter office in San Francisco actively assists with communication between our various chapters, groups, and individuals.
  Ohara Ikebana School of Northern California
  The Ohara Ikebana School of Northern California aims to perpetuate intrinsic principles of the Ohara School through a Japanese-American cultural medium and provides a place for the teachers and the students to exchange cultural ideas, to keep the current of the latest developments, and to be cognizant of new techniques and style trends introduced by the Headmaster.
  Sogetsu Ikebana
  The Sogetsu Bay Area Branch is a cultural, educational and non-profit branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. The general purpose of this organization is to stimulate, cultivate and perpetuate the study of flower arrangement of the Sogetsu School among students and teachers; and by workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions to the public, further goodwill and understanding of the art in the community.
  Wafu School of Ikebana
  The Wafu School of Ikebana’s multicultural membership, reflecting California’s diverse populace, is bound together by a common interest in and appreciation for the art of ikebana. Chapter activities include instructional courses, demonstrations and the chapter's popular biennial flower shows in Silicon Valley, which attract thousands of visitors.
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