Chapter Schools

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Chapter Schools

As the oldest school, the Ikenobo School is considered to be “the origin of Ikebana”.  A wide variety of  Rikka, Shoka, and free style arrangements are taught. LINK

 

 

Chapter Ohara SchoolThe Ohara School focuses on seasonal use of branch and flower material. It expresses the natural environment by emphasizing landscape arrangements. LINK

 

 

The Sogetsu School’s distinguishing characteristic is found in its free style and abstract arrangements which use objects of sculptural intent and character. LINK

 

 

The Ichiyo School is a modern school which is known for its introduction of contemporary styles such as crossing of lines and arrangements without a pinholder. LINK

 

 

The Koryu School originated in the middle of the eighteenth century. The school teaches two styles: the traditional, formal Seika and the modern free-style Moribana. LINK

 

 

Many thanks to Jim Gray at Ikebana International San Francisco for the Ikenobo, Sogetsu, and Ichiyo icons used above.