Anniversaries and Special Events

Anniversary Celebrations 

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  • Chicago chapter is celebrating their 60 year anniversary – Nov. 2-3, 2019 featuring  Ilse Beunen of the Sogetsu School and Ben Huybrechts, Ikebana photographer.  Click the link above for details.

Special Chapter Events

Washington D.C. – September 26, 2019 – Building a World of Grace in a World of Nature – Demonstration by Burce Wilson, Seikyoju, Saga Goryu School. Reservation and information form.

San Diego Chapter will celebrate Art Alive – April 23-26, 2020.

39th Art Alive will be held at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on .  Premier dinner Thursday 23rd. Bloom Bash Friday 24th and exhibit open to the public Friday to Sunday. Garden of activities for youth Saturday and Sunday. Many Ikebana designers will exhibit their interpretations of the works of art.

The Boston Ikebana International Chapter received a most prestigious honor – The Japanese Foreign Minister Commendation.

The Japanese Foreign Minister awards commendations on a yearly basis. This year 63 commendations were awarded. Of the 63 commendations, 14 were given to either US or Canadian groups. The Boston Ikebana chapter was the only Ikebana chapter to receive this coveted commendation.

From the President of the Boston Chapter, Joanne Caccavale:

Ikebana International Boston Chapter through the hard work of our members participating in various activities such as the Boston Flower Show, Tower Hill Flower Show, Art in Bloom, outreach programs with Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Japan Society, Japan Festivals, reception at Empereror’s Birthday have been actively promoting the art of Ikebana by bringing awareness to the general public of this ancient art form.