Ikebana by Junko Autumn Weekend Intensive Course


I am delighted to announce I will be running a weekend intensive Ikenobo Ikebana course this coming September.

Saturday 15th September 1pm to 5pm
Sunday 16th September 09:30 to 2pm

Woodford hall, Poplars Close, Ruislip, HA4 7BU

Fee: £190 includes all flower materials and use of vases for the course.  For more information visit my classes page or contact me.



As you may know I have been taking a break from teaching during the first half of this year. I spent much of that time in Japan, where I am planning to run Ikenobo intensive courses particularly for visitors from outside Japan.  I will make further announcements about this over the coming months.  If you’d like to spend a week studying Ikebobo Ikebana in Japan and in English, register your interest by contacting me

Ikebana International Annual Exhibition in London


Ikebana International London Chapter no. 6 will hold its annual exhibition on 17th October in South Kensington, London.

This year’s exhibition is entitled “Autimn Magic”.

Ikebana International’s exhibitions are always marevellous. It is always such a great opportunity to see many different schools represented in one venue.  You will see Sogetsu, Ohara, Ichiyo, Koryu and Ikenobo Ikenobo schools’ exhibits, all arranged by some of this country’s best known and most skilled Ikebana practitioners, together and I recommend anyone with a love of floral art and  or Ikebana to come along.

Tuesday 17th October 2016
Exhibition 12:00 to 15:00
Entry £2.00

Brompton Oratory Church Hall
Brompton Road
(adjacent to V&A Museum)

To download the flyer or for more information see Ikebana International London Chapter website.

Hana no Wa weekend workshop


I am delighted to announce that Hana no Wa is holding a workshop weekend in June, in Ruislip, west London. This is a very special occasion for me, being the 5th anniversary of Hana no Wa Study Group and the 15th anniversary of Ikebana by Junko. I am really excited to mark these two annivesaries with a wonderful weekend of Ikenobo Ikebana.

We are priviledged to welcome professor Kurata, from Ikenobo HQ to give a demsonstration prior to our celebratory dinner on Friday. Professor Kurata will, then lead our workshops on the Saturday and Sunday, which means we will have a full weekend of wonderful study and practice.

Details of the locations, dates and fees are below and I look forward to welcoming members and non-members to join our festival of Ikenobo Ikebana.

Priority places are for Hana no Wa members with a limited number of places available for non-members. (NB. for non-members there is a one-off registration fee of £20.00.)

For availability and to reserve your place, please contact Junko using my contact form or call +44 1895 622880.

Weekend Workshop Timetable and Fees

Activity Day Date Start Finish Location Fee
Demonstration & Dinner Friday 23rd June 6pm 9pm Barn Hotel £45.00
Rikka Workshop Saturday 24th June 10am 5pm Scout Hall £35.00
Shoka & Freestyle Workshop Sunday 25th June 10am 5pm Scout Hall £30.00

The Barn Hotel
West End Road, Ruislip HA4 6JB
It is located adjacent to Ruislip Tube Station. Extensive parking available.

The Scout Hall
Woodford Hall, Poplars Close, Ruslip HA4 7BU
It is located 5-6 minutes walk from Ruislip Tube Station. Limited parking available.

Dear Members and Ikebana Friends,

Hana no wa Study Group has invited a Professor from Ikenobo HQ Japan. This is a celebration of 5th Anniversary of the group and a fantastic opportunity for you to learn and better understand Ikenobo Ikebana with a senior Professor, Katsuhito Kurata. He will give us a demonstration, intensive lectures as well as workshops for Rikka, Shoka and Free Style.
We do hope you can attend and participate this special event as much as possible.

  • Please bring your own vase(s), hasami, kenzan and flower sheet for each session. (please ask Junko for hire vases and kenzan if you wish to hire)
  • All levels can attend Shoka/Free Style workshop.
  • Rikka is suitable for advanced or upper intermediate.
  • Please contact Junko for availability. or call 01895 622880.

We have arranged to have dinner with the visiting Professor. Your partners are welcome. Please check availability by using my contact form.

23 June (Fri) Celebration Dinner Party at the Barn Hotel, £45 per person excluding drinks ;payment with booking. Vegetarian/vegan menu available.

You can open and download the full weekend details and registration form here.
Download and print full details and registration form – pdf

Pictures from a past Hana no Wa Workshop.

Sogetsu Ikebana Event – London 2nd-3rd June 2017

sogetsu event flyer

sogetsu event

Upcoming Event

Friday–Saturday, 2nd-3rd June, 2017
8th Exhibition, Free Admission

Friday 2nd June, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 3rd June, 11:00am – 4:30pm

For the 10th Anniversary of Sogetsu London Branch
and the 90th Anniversary of Sogetsu School.

Venue: Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, NW3 1NG London

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Exhibition of Ceramic Art by Maggie Zerafa

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I recently had the privilege to create an arrangement in a beautiful vase made by the very talented ceramic artist, Maggie Zerafa.

If you are on our mailing list you’ll have seen my previous mentions and a couple of photos of my arrangements in her vase, and a mention of her exhibition in Edinburgh. If you are living, working or just visiting the Edinburgh area of Scotland, I recommend you go to see Maggie’s exhibition.  On now until 8th April 2017 at:

Birch Tree Gallery,
23A Dundas Street,
Edinburgh EH3 6QQ

vase with cameliaMaggie Zerafa exhibition flyer

Hana no wa autumn exhibition photos

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kana no wa ikenobo ikebana group

Our autumn Ikebana exhibition was a great success and we all hugely enjoyed the day. So both as a thank you to my students, Middlesex Bonsai Society and Miyoko, and for your viewing pleasure, I thought I should post a few (well, more than a few) photos from the day. Please share them with other poeple liberally and spread the joy of Ikebana!

Hananowa Exhibiton 2016

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Ikenobo Hana No Wa London Study Group exhibition 26th Nov

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2014 hana no wa exhibition

2014 hana no wa exhibitionI am delighted to announce our next exhibiton in Ruislip.

Ikenobo Hana No Wa London Study Group will be holding our annual exhibiton on 26th November 2016 26th November 2016
1pm to 5pm at:
Woodford Hall, Poplars Close, Ruislip HA4 7BU (map)
Admission: £2.00

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We will exhibit over 30 arrangements, with mini-demonstrations, plenty of our members on hand to show you around and refreshments.
2015 exhibition at Jordanian Ambassadors residence






Nov 8th-Ikebana International Leicester

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I am really chuffed (Keith says this is a the right expression to use) to have been invited back to Ikebana International Leicester Chapter to give another demonstration.

On my first visit, I was very warmly welcomed and by such an enthusiastic audience that it’s a pleasure to return.
If you live in the Leicester area or happen to be visiting on 8th November…

Lunch at 12:00 with my demonstration from 1pm.
This is an open meeting and all are welcome.


The Village Hall
Main Street
Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, LE12 8RZ
Leicestershire (just off Junction 22 of the M1)

For more information, please visit Ikebana International Leicester Chapter website
I hope to see you there.


Junko will be demonstrating Ikenobo at Ikebana International Exhibition

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I am honoured to have been invited to give a demonstration of Ikenobo Ikebana at Ikebana International’s upcoming “Autumn Glory” exhbition on 11th October.

Ikebana International’s exhibitions are always marevellous, with many different schools represented in one venue.  It is rare in UK to see Sogetsu, Ohara, Ichiyo, Koryu and Ikenobo Ikenobo schools’ exhibits, all arranged by some of this country’s best known and most skilled Ikebana practitioners, togther and I recommend anyone with a love of floral art and  or Ikebana to come along.

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Exhibition 12:00 to 15:00
Mini demos and advice sessions throughout.
Entry £5.00

Brompton Oratory Church Hall
Brompton Road
(adjacent to V&A Museum)

For more information and to download the flyer see Ikebana International London Chapter website.

Live far from London but want to study Ikebana?

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Recently I have had several enquiries from people wanting to study Ikebana but who live far from London, including Spain, Ireland and various parts of the UK.

The solution? I have decided to offer weekend intensive courses. The first of these will be on 16th and 17th May, By holding the course over Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, there should be time for students to travel to and from London and with several, reasonably priced hotels nearby, a ready supply of accommodation for the Saturday night.  And, of course, with central London just 40 minutes away by tube, perhaps a West End show.