Welcome to the wonderful world of Ikebana
What is Ikebana?
In simple terms, it is the art of Japanese flower arranging. The art form dates back to the 15th century and developed into different styles from the very traditional to the most contemporary. Ikebana is practised the world over.
There are over 2000 different schools of Ikebana, the oldest one is Ikenobo. The schools may differ in their styles and philosophy but they all share the love of nature and the artistic expression using mainly plant material.
Although Ikebana International Singapore Chapter is not a school and we do not give lessons, many of our members are teachers of various ikebana schools. For more information on the schools that are represented in Singapore at present and the teachers who are qualified to teach, please click on Teachers in Singapore. They all have different schedules and fees. For further information on the schools please contact the teachers direct.
Membership to our chapter is open to any person (subject to Chapterboard approval) who shares in our objectives: the love and promotion of the art of ikebana and its allied crafts, and friendship through flowers. Whether you are new to ikebana or are already an expert, you can be sure of a warm welcome at our Chapter.
Our membership year runs from July till June and membership fee for the present year is S$180.
What does membership offer?
- 3 copies per year of the beautifully illustrated Ikebana International Magazine and News from HQ in Tokyo
- Being associated with a worldwide organisation
- Possibility to attend Regional and International Ikebana Conventions
- Possibility to attend the World Convention in Tokyo which takes place every 5 years
- An active programme with many opportunity to view Ikebana exhibitions and attend workshops by local and visiting Ikebana masters
- Reduced fee to most of our functions
- Our quarterly Newsletter with information of upcoming and past events
- Discount when buying flowers at the flower market
- Meeting like-minded people
- Making Friendship through Flowers locally as well as internationally
- Attending functions of Ikebana International chapters in different parts of the world
- If you relocate to other parts of the world, you can transfer your membership to a chapter near your new location.
If you would like to join our Chapter, please download the membership form and follow instructions. For further information please email us by clicking on Contact Us
We are looking forward to hearing from you