Welcome to Ikebana International Chapter 119 San Diego
Motto: Friendship Through Flowers
Balboa Park San Diego, CA photo by Dr. Ernesto Fernandez
Ikebana International is a worldwide organization founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen. Its members are dedicated to promoting the mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries through ikebana (the art of Japanese flower arrangement) and other related arts of Japan.
Ikebana International (I.I.) is a non-profit cultural organization in Japan, and today boasts over 10,000 members with chapters in more than 50 countries. Ikebana International is governed by volunteers of many different nationalities and ikebana schools. Some of the ikebana schools stress classic styles; others focus on creative, contemporary styles; and others blend the two forms. Please visit Ikebanainternational.org for details.
Membership is open to all persons interested in the art of ikebana and the ideas of I.I., regardless of their previous experience.
Information on classes, events, and teachers for the ikebana schools can be found by clicking on the names of the individual schools listed on the right-side of this page.