Ikebana Classes: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, dates back over 550 years and is still practiced in modern­ day Japan. Ikebana is different from Western floral arrangement. Ikebana pays attention to the overall line and form of all plant material used and emphasizes minimalism and asymmetry. The design of the arrangement also uses as few stems as possible.

To register and for questions, please contact
Tomoko Tsuji at tomoko351@gmail.com or call  (510)-922-­0698.

Classes for Winter and Spring 2018 are:

January 13, 27

March 10, 24

April 14, 28

May 12, 26

June 9, 23

Students can start taking classes at any time. No previous knowledge of Ikebana required. 

Tuition: $35 for one Saturday includes flower and plant

Payment can be refunded or applied to a future class by contacting the teacher at least two days before the class to be missed.


1) Container– a wide (approx 9­16″) and shallow (approx 3­4″) dish or bowl,
such as a square or round casserole dish, preferably with a flat bottom
2) Garden scissors or pruning shears(hasami)
3) Flower frog(kenzan) ­ loaners available for use during class. Also
available for purchase in class for approx. $30
4) Small bucket in which to keep flower stems in water during transport home after class –optional


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