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Ohara School of Ikebana

Unshin Ohara founded the Ohara School of Ikebana in the late nineteenth century in the Osaka-Kobe area when Japan opened itself to the world. Influenced by the Western culture, he developed a style of ikebana that was to express the beauty of natural scenery. He searched for ways to arrange the brightly colorful western flowers that were being imported into Japan. The basic philosophy of the Ohara School is to observe nature well and emphasize the seasonal qualities, growth process and the beauty of the natural environments. The design forms of the Ohara School include: Moribana, Hana-isho, Heika, and Hanamai. Moribana is arranged in a flat container (suiban), Hana-isho is a form of ikebana that can harmonize with the contemporary homes of today. Heika is ikebana arranged in a tall vase with a narrow mouth, and Hanamai is ikebana that expresses the three-dimensional, sculptural beauty of plants.

The moribana style, unlike the vertical or standing style of the past, used a flat plate-like container called a suiban and the flowers were piled-up freely in the arrangement. Moribana was the first step and the fore runner in modern ikebana. It was subsequently adopted by most other ikebana schools and has now become the main stream of the entire Ikebana world. The Ohara School is now led by fifth Headmaster Hiroki Ohara and claims more than one million members worldwide.

©Ikebana for Everybody, Ohara School of Ikebana

Headquarters address:
Ohara Center of Tokyo
7-17, Minami-Aoyama 5-chrome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8607, Japan

Moribana Center
12-70 Sumiyoshi Yamate 4-chome, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0063, Japan

http://www.ohararyu.or.jp/english/index.html


Calendar of Events for 2017 - 2018

San Diego Wabi Study Group

September 27, 2017: Teachers Showcase, Ikebana International San Diego Chapter #119, Balboa Park, Room 101 Casa del Prado Bldg., 10am

October 21, 2017: Welcome Back Membership Meeting, Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 10 am to 2 pm

January 14, 2018: New Year's Luncheon. Admiral Baker Clubhouse

March 3-4 2018: Spring Flower Show, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

May 23, 2018: Demonstration by Akiko Bourland, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, Ikebana International San Diego

16 June 2018: General Membership Meeting, Balboa Park, Room 101 Casa del Prado Bldg., 10 am to 2 pm

 

San Diego Sakura Group

September 27, 2017: Teachers Showcase, Ikebana International San Diego Chapter #119, Balboa Park, Room 101 Casa del Prado Bldg., 10am

October 7-8, 2017: Ikebana Exhibition, 10:00 am-5:30 pm (7 October) and 1:00 pm-4:30 pm (8 October), at La Jolla/Riford Library (7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037)

December 9, 2017: Holiday Workshop and Party, 9:45am-3:30pm, at La Jolla/Riford Library (7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037)

January 24, 2018: Demonstration by Jackie Zhang, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, Ikebana International San Diego

To Be Announced: Special Workshop


Contact Information

San Diego Wabi Study Group
President: Cris Bugarin
(619) 869-4622 or (619) 573-0649
bugarincris68@gmail.com
First Vice President: Anna Scade-Garcia
(858) 997-5479
annalys29@hotmail.com
Founder-Advisor: Akiko Bourland
(858) 273-5899
Email: wbourland@san.rr.com
Website: www.sandiegowabioharaikebana.org

San Diego Sakura Group
Jackie Zhang
(858) 337-5671
E-mail: jzhana@hotmail.com

Teaching Schedule

San Diego Wabi Study Group
Akiko Bourland, Grand Master
Ohara School
(858) 273-5899
San Diego Community College, Continuing Education: Ikebana (“("Japanese Flower Design”) available through San Diego Community College Continuing Education, West City Campus and North City Campus. Classes are no-cost with a nominal charge for floral material.

Class schedule:
Monday, 9:00am-12:00pm: Standley Park Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Dr. San Diego, CA (11 September 2017 to 22 January 2018)
Monday, 12:00pm-3:00pm: Standley Park Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Dr. San Diego, CA (11 September 2017 to 22 January 2018)
Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm: CE at Mesa College, 7350 Armstrong Place, Room 119, San Diego, CA (5 September 2017 to 23 January 2018)
Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm: West City Campus, San Diego Continuing Education Center, 3249 Fordham Street, Room 124A, San Diego, CA (7 September 2017 to 25 January 2018)

Independent Study
Class Schedule:
Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00pm: San Diego Buddhist Association, 4536 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103 (second and fourth Saturdays). Only 20 seats available, RSVP required. (September 2017 to June 2018)

Advanced Study
Class Schedule:

Second Wednesday of each month, 9:30 am-1:30pm, Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado, Room 101. Instructor level or above.  Attendance request is required by first Tuesday of month.

 

San Diego Wabi Study Group
Mitsuko Takeya, First Master, Ohara School

(760) 747-3649
San Diego Community College, Continuing Education: Ikebana (“Japanese Flower Design”) available through San Diego Community College Continuing Education, North City Center. Classes are no-cost with a nominal charge for floral material.

Class schedule:
Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm: CE at Mesa College, 7350 Armstrong Place, Room 119, San Diego, CA (7 September 2017 to 25 January 2018)

Ikebana Flower Design Class: Escondido Adult School.  Fee is $25. Please bring a garden clipper and any container to use as a flower vase. Online Registration: register.asapconnected.com.  
Wednesday, 2:00pm-4:00pm: Escondido Adult School, Room 104, 230 W. Crest, Escondido, CA 92025

 

San Diego Wabi Study Group
Nakaba Emtesali, Associate 2nd Master, Ohara School

(619) 807-6939
Email: nakabaemtesali@sandiegowabioharaikebana.org

Please contact for upcoming class schedule.
Third Saturday (bimonthly) / 10am - 12pm
at Room 104 Casa Del Prado, Balboa Park

 

 

San Diego Sakura Group
Jackie Zhang, Associate 1st Master Ohara School

(858) 337-5671

La Jolla/Riford Library: Flowers provided. Ikebana tools are available. Register for the class at least three days in advance. Please contact Jackie Zhang at (858) 337-5671 or jzhana@hotmail.com.

Class schedule: La Jolla/Riford Library (7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037, 858-552-1657), Saturdays from 9:15am to 2:30pm (Advanced Class: 9:15 am-11:15 am, Intermediate and Beginner Class: 11:30 am-2:30 pm).

Sixth series: Sep 9, 16, and 23
Seventh series: Oct28, Nov 4, and Nov 11


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