Sogetsu Class

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health threat, we are suspending public programs scheduled from March 16 through April 30, 2020. Morikami will continue to reevaluate and reassess as information about the virus and its impact on public health is presented.

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!

Bananas and flowers in vase

2019-2020 Schedule

  • Days: Wednesdays, 4-week sessions and 3-week sessions.
  • Times: 1:30pm – 3:30pm


  • Session 1: Oct 16, 23, 30
  • Session 2: Dec 4, 11, 18
  • Session 3: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Session 4: Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Session 5: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Session 6: Apr 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Session 7: May 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Session 8: June 3, 10, 17

Class Details


  • 4-week Session: $80 ($70 members)
  • 3-week Session: $60 ($52.50 members)

Note: Class sessions run 3 or 4-weeks and are purchased as a “session only,” not individual classes.

Flower Fee

  • 4-week Session: $80
  • 3-week Session: $60

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


  • none


  • Oki Education Center


  • Shallow flat bottom container (suiban), a minimum of 10″ diameter and 2” – 2 ½ ″ deep (2 ½ “ preferred)
  • Flower pin holder (kenzan), sun/moon shape, 3″ diameter
  • Ikebana flower scissors
  • Sogetsu textbooks 1 & 2 (Optional)

If purchasing your materials from the instructor you will purchase them in the classroom on the first day of class. It is suggested that you arrive 20 minutes early to purchase your materials before the start of class.

Meet Your Instructor

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 and his late daughter Akane, of the Sogetsu School.

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Out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our museum visitors, volunteers and staff through the COVID-19 public health threat, the Museum & Gardens are closed until further notice.
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