Ikenobo’s history encompasses both the traditional and the modern, the two continually interacting to encourage new development in today’s ikebana. This year is Ikenobo's 559th year—the history of Ikenobo is the history and origin of ikebana. There are more than 300 schools in Japan that have branched off from Ikenobo.
Like a poem or painting made with flowers, Ikenobo’s ikebana expresses both the beauty of flowers and the beauty of longing in our own hearts. Ikenobo’s spirit has spread not only in Japan but throughout the world. It is our deepest hope that the beauty of Ikenobo will increasingly serve as a way of drawing the world’s people together.
Funded in part by the generosity of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), City of Los Angeles.