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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all Sogetsu Ikebana course for the 2016-2017 season have been cancelled. Please consider Ikebana: Ikenobo School as an alternative school of study. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. In this beginner’s course students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy.


Wednesdays, 1:30pm—3:30pm

Session 1 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

Session 2 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 3 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 4 Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26


Price: $70 (members $60)
Flower Fee: $40 cash payable to instructor on first day of class
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: None


  • Ikebana flower scissors
  • Shallow flat bottom container (suiban), a minimum of 10″ diameter and 2″ deep
  • Flower pin holder (kenzan), sun/moon shape, 3″ diameter
  • Sogetsu textbooks 1 & 2

All materials should be purchased in the classroom. It is suggested that you arrive 20 minutes early to purchase your materials before the start of class.


Instructor Chieko Mihori is a Sogetsu teacher of the highest rank and recipient of several Sogetsu awards of distinction. Soei is her professional teacher name. She has studied with Sogetsu founder, Sofu Teshigahara, his daughter, Kasumi, and his son, Hiroshi, late headmaster of the Sogetsu School. Mrs. Mihori is an ardent instructor and supporter of Morikami since its founding.

She has also made a lifelong study of the tea ceremony, in the Omote Senke School. Since the dedication of the Seishin-an Tea House in 1993, individual tea ceremony lessons have been offered under the accomplished direction of Chieko Mihori, and this unique opportunity to study a traditional art continues.