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
|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. email@example.com 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
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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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
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
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)
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
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.
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.
Brompton Oratory Church Hall
(adjacent to V&A Museum)
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.
It is impossible to overstate the passion my hosts of Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter have for Ikebana nor how wonderfully welcoming they they were.
From first meeting and having tea with the Committee of I.I. KL Chapter on arrival, I was made to feel very special. Malays, Japanese, Indian and an Iranian, all living in this wonderful city have built enduring and delightful friendships through flowers.
They had organised everything. A visit to a flower wholesaler to order some of the materials for both my demonstration and the workshop. The off to the Japanese Ambassadors’ residence, where the Ambassadors wife, Mrs Miyagawa, invited me to chose any materials I wished from their wonderful garden and any vases from their extensive collection.
The exhibition will had around 60 exhibitors; my demonstration an audience of perhaps two hundred and my workshop 30 to 40. I am so grateful to have the help of so many people to prepare and my good friend and fellow Ikenobo professor, Sachiyo, who has travelled from Japan to join in the fun.
I have so much more to tell and photos to show so will be getting a post-even page and gallery up soon.
Hana no wa announces their upcoming Ikenobo workshops.
Hana-no-wa London Ikenobo Study Group, are excited to announce our Ikenobo workshop with a special visiting professor from Ikenobo HQ in Kyoto, Japan.
We have invited a Professor from Ikenobo HQ Japan to give a series of workshops over 3 days in October. This is a fantastic opportunity to further study Ikenobo Ikebana with a most senior Professor, Kanrai Iguchi. He will do workshops for Rikka, Shoka and Free Style, as well as giving several lectures.
Members of other Ikenobo chapters and study groups are welcome to attend one or more of our workshops with the approval of their chapter or study group leader.
Please note that availability is restricted by the size of venues, so advanced booking is essential.
17th October (afternoon) – Freestyle
Venue: Knightsbridge, central London. Nearest tube, Knightsbridge
18th October (all day) – Rikka
19th October in Ruislip (all day) – Shoka
Venue: Ruislip, west London. Nearest tube, Ruislip and West Ruislip (tube and overground)
For full details of locations, prices and to reserve a place, please contact us.