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. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!

Registration open August 1, 2018

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2018 – 2019 SCHEDULE

Wednesdays, 4-week sessions (1:30-3:30pm):

Session 1: Oct. 10, 17, 24,31
Session 2: Nov. 7, 14, 28 (3-weeks)
Session 3: Dec. 5, 12, 19 (3-weeks)
Session 4: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 5: Feb. 13, 20, 27 (3-weeks)
Session 6: Mar. 13, 20, 27 (3-weeks)
Session 7: Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 8: May 1, 8, 22 (3-weeks)
Session 9: June 5, 12, 19, 26


  • 4-week session: $70 ($60 members)
  • 3-week session:* $52.50 ($45 members)


  • 4-week session: $60
  • 3-week session:* $45

Please pay the flower fee to instructor via cash or check on first day of class.

Ikebana: Sogetsu School – Beginners and instructor approval.

Oki Education Center

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

  • Bring your own 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
Advanced students are encouraged to bring their own flowers/materials. If using flowers from the instructor, please inform the instructor and the museum while registering at least 3 days before the start of class, without advance notice no flowers will be available for you.


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 The Morikami since its founding.