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Ichiyo School of Ikebana

The Ichiyo School was founded in Tokyo in 1937 by siblings Ichiyo and Meikof Kasuya, with Ichiyo Kasuya as its first Headmistress. Meikof Kasuya succeeded his sister as Iemoto (Headmaster) ten years later. In 1983 Meikof’s son Akihiro Kasuya became the third Iemoto. Naohiro Kasuya, Akihiro’s son, became the fourth Iemoto in January 2019.

The School was founded on the idea of creating original ikebana suitable for modern lifestyles, and all environments and spaces. Today, the Ichiyo School has Chapters and students worldwide and it continues to bring new ideas to the traditional art form of ikebana.

The arrangements should be a complementary element of the space in which they are located, whether it’s a traditional Japanese tokonoma, a Western living room, a hotel lobby, or a city park.

The current Iemoto is Naohiro Kasuya, who promises to continue his father’s work in spreading ikebana worldwide. He has already shown himself to be an innovator – creating new ways of using traditional materials like bamboo in modern ikebana arrangements.

The style of arranging is contemporary and includes free-form, moribana, nageire, and Ichiyo seika. The Ichiyo School pioneered the use of crossing lines in ikebana arrangements, and using balance and tension, rather than a kenzan, to hold floral materials in place. The method of instruction is designed to be easily understood and enables students to advance in a relatively short period of time; there are six courses of twenty lessons each between Beginner and Instructor.


Headquarters address:

Ichiyo School of Ikebana
4-17-5 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001, Japan
www.ichiyo-ikebana-school.com/e/

 

Contact:

Deborah Warriner
(619) 435-9712
Email: ichiyo.sd@gmail.com



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