News and Events

Ikebana tips #24: caring for your hasami

I suspect that may of us take our hasami for ganted.  Use them, pop them in our toolbox or drawer and that’s it.  But

Jun 17, 2017
Exhibition of Ceramic Art by Maggie Zerafa

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

Mar 12, 2017
Ikebana photo gallery…it’s Christmas!

As we always do when it’s Christmas time, we spent our final week’s classes making Ikebana arrnegement with a Christmassy theme to them.  And

Dec 19, 2016
Hana no wa autumn exhibition photos

Our autumn Ikebana exhibition was a great success and we all hugely enjoyed the day. So both as a thank you to my students,

Dec 4, 2016
Ikenobo Hana No Wa London Study Group exhibition 26th Nov

I am delighted to announce our next exhibiton in Ruislip. Ikenobo Hana No Wa London Study Group will be holding our annual exhibiton on

Oct 2, 2016
Nov 8th-Ikebana International Leicester

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

Sep 29, 2016
Junko will be demonstrating Ikenobo at Ikebana International Exhibition

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.

Sep 26, 2016
Weekend Ikebana intensive courses

My recently announced weekend intensive Ikebana course for June 2016 is already fully booked! I added the June weekend to accommodate some of the

Mar 28, 2016
Extra weekend intensive announement

My weekend intensive courses are proving to be very popular, with people attending from near and far. Last week’s was fully booked and I

Mar 16, 2016
Normal order dispatch service is resumed

Thank you for your patience over the past week.  Our normal next day dispatch is now resumed.  

Feb 28, 2016
Order dispatch February 2016

Please note that a logistical issue will prevent us from dispatching new orders through our website until 29th February. You may still place orders

Feb 17, 2016
Christmas deliveries 2015

Christmas 2015 posting dates We use a mixture of UK Royal Mail/Post Office for small packets and for larger orders, especially vases, a courier

Nov 15, 2015
Next beginner classes

My November Wednesday and Thursday classes are now full.  Saturdays have a few places remaining, please call me for availability. So, my next beginner

Nov 1, 2015
Next weekend intensive course October 2015

My weekend intensive courses are proving to be very popular with people living some distance from London and I will run my next course

Aug 21, 2015
Are you left handed or right handed?

Several of my students are left-handed. And we’ve recently had enquiries from customers asking if we could supply left-handed hasami. Well, I’ve found the

Aug 2, 2015
New vases stock has arrived

We have taken delivery of our new stock of Ikebana vases, with some fun, summertime additions. If you’d like to create freestyle arrangements that

Jun 14, 2015
Next weekend intensive August 2015

I am delighted that my first weekend intensive course was really enjoyable and successful. So successful that I’ve decided to run further intensive courses,

May 25, 2015
Weekend Ikebana intensive course is fully booked

My first weekend intensive Ikebana course over the weekend of 16th and 17th May is already fully booked. It seems to be popular as

May 8, 2015
Live far from London but want to study Ikebana?

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

Mar 8, 2015
New vases added to our range

We know many of you have been patiently awaiting our new arrivals and at last, two months overdue, they’ve arrived. You can find them

Jan 29, 2015
Stock update

We have finally received our Christmas delivery – yes seriously – of kenzan, hasami and accessories.  All are now back in stock!

Jan 8, 2015
Our Ikebana shop is open through New Year

The Christmas postal bottleneck is over and we are taking orders and shipping through the New Year holiday week. Any orders will be shipped

Dec 28, 2014
Overwhelming welcome to Malaysia

It is impossible to overstate the passion my hosts of Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter have for Ikebana nor how wonderfully welcoming they they

Dec 6, 2014
Junko is off to Malaysia

I’ll be flying to Malaysia tomorrow to take part in Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter’s 50th anniversary celebrations and I am so looking forward

Nov 8, 2014
New courses start this week – inspired

I had a fantastic time with our Hana no Wa workshops last weekend and must thank Professor Iguchi and all our Hana  no Wa

Oct 26, 2014
Website maintenance Monday 27th October

As with pretty much everything we use, occasionally a little maintenance of our website is necessary. On Monday 27th October at 03:00 GMT our

Oct 23, 2014
Hana no wa workshop event October 2014

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

Sep 27, 2014
Apology for a glitch with our new website

May we sincerely apologise to all our shop customers if you’ve experienced a problem preventing you from adding items to your shopping cart.This problem

Sep 14, 2014
Surrey Ikenobo Ikebana Group celebrates…

Surrey Ikenobo Ikebana is holding another of is fantastic events. Entitled “Croydon celebrates 553 years’ Journey of Ikenobo Floral Art…”, Hansa Patel and her

Sep 7, 2014
Junko to join I.I. anniversary celebrations in Malaysia

I am thrilled and honoured to have been invited to join Ikebana International Kuala Lumpur Chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration event in their lovely city.

Sep 3, 2014
Flowers @ Oxford

Yesterday, I took a trip out to Flowers@Oxford, an annual flower design show. Although not exactly Ikebana, it is always really interesting to see

Aug 25, 2014
New Ikebana by Junko website

It has been a bit delayed, but we have finally released our new website – we really hope you’ll enjoy it. So, what’s new?

Aug 22, 2014
Ikebana exhibition in Ruislip June 2014

Junko and her students, past and present, were delighted to present their 2014 summer exhibition. Ikenobo Ikebana Hana no Wa London Study Group, formed

Jun 4, 2014
Junko arranges Ikebana at the House of Commons

Who’d believe it?  I was asked to arrange Ikebana at the House of Commons for the British-Japanese Parliamentary Group’s Sake Evening. It was great

Apr 6, 2014
New vases added to our Ikebana shop

Three new vases have arrived from Japan .  We are delighted to be attracting increasing numbers of customers from all over the world and

Apr 5, 2014
Small moon vases sold out: more on the way

We have seen huge demand for our recently added, smaller moon vases V1045 (on the right of this picture) and our stock has sold

Mar 1, 2014
New Ikebana vases from Japan

Our new vases stock has finally arrived, and over the next week I’ll be adding them to our web shop. First to go on

Feb 6, 2014
Christmas 2013 deliveries

Last orders for Christmas: 16th December 2013 Christmas is nearly upon us and the postal system will, as always get overloaded.  We don’t want

Dec 12, 2013
New small Ikebana vases now in stock by popular demand

By popular request (we really do listen to our customers), we have added three small Ikebana vases to our vases collection. Japanese made, these

Dec 10, 2013
Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition in Ruislip, London, November 2013

Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition in Ruislip, west London. Our annual first annual hana-no-wa Ikenobo Ikebana exhibition was held in November this year (2013) in Ruislip,

Oct 21, 2013
Bonsai Show 3rd November

We are delighted to promote the upcoming 4th Heathrow Bonsai Show on 3rd November 2013 at: The Barn, High Street,  Harlington, Middlesex, UB3 5ER.

Oct 20, 2013
Our autumn Ikebana vases & containers collection has arrived

Our new Ikebana vases stock has arrived from Japan and with them we have added eight completely new Ikebana containers and restocked two by

Sep 27, 2013
Bamboo flower containers available to order now

After several months of searching, Junko has now secured a small stock of these very popular artisan bamboo flower containers.  We are hopeful that

Sep 15, 2013
Ikebana vases – autumn collection

Our new Ikebana vases autumn stock is on its way We have our new Ikebana vases stock ordered and on its way to us. 

Aug 3, 2013
Junko on Twitter

Follow @IkebanabyJunko I have finally taken the plunge and now on Twitter. It is taking a little getting used to, but I’ll make sure

Mar 31, 2013
Ikebana shop-worldwide shipping

Ikebana shop – simple, convenient worldwide shipping We have now made it much simpler and more convenient for our non-UK customers to order from

Mar 19, 2013
Olympic Ikebana

It had never occurred to me that I should ever be involved in an Olympic Games. Of course, Ikebana hasn’t become an Olympic sport,

Jul 30, 2012