Ikebana Schools
Ichiyo
Ichiyo
Ikenobo
Ikenobo
Ohara
Ohara
Saga Goryu
Saga Goryu
Sogetsu
Sogetsu
Wafu-kai
Wafu Kai
   

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 (Tokyo Office)
5-7-17, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8607, Japan

Osaka Kenshu kaikan (Osaka Office)
Watanabe 6, 4 chome, Kyutaromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, Osaka 541-0056

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


Calendar of Events for 2019-2020

San Diego Wabi Chapter of the Ohara School

January, 2020: Wabi Chapter Sunday Brunch, New Year’s Celebration, Admiral Baker’s Clubhouse (10:30am)

Feburary 29 & March 1, 2020: Wabi Chapter Spring Flower Show, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park (11:00am to 4:30am)

March 28-29, 2020: Ikebana International, San Diego, Spring Flower Show

May 27, 2020: Ikebana International, San Diego Chapter, Demonstration by Akiko Bourland, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park

June, 2020: Wabi Chapter General Meeting, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park (10:30am to 1:30pm)

 

San Diego Sakura Chapter of the Ohara School (SDSCOS)

February 26, 2020: Ikebana International, San Diego, Demonstration by Jackie Zhang, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park

To Be Announced: Special Workshop


Contact Information

San Diego Wabi Chapter
President: Carole Scott
(858) 454-8730
cscott@mail.sdsu.edu
First Vice President: Rose Mary Johnston
(858) 578-2594
rmjohnston78@hotmail.com
Founder-Advisor: Akiko Bourland
(858) 273-5899
Email: wsbourland@att.net
Website: www.sandiegowabioharaikebana.org

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

Teaching Schedule

San Diego Wabi Chapter
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 (Fall 2019 Semester: September 9, 2019 to January 13, 2020)(Spring 2020 Semester: January 27, 2020 tthrough June 1, 2020)
Monday, 12:00pm-3:00pm: Standley Park Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Dr. San Diego, CA (Fall 2019 Semester: September 9, 2019 to January 13, 2020)(Spring 2020 Semester: January 27, 2020 tthrough June 1, 2020)
Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm: CE at Mesa College, 7350 Armstrong Place, Room 119, San Diego, CA (Fall 2019 Semester: September 3, 2019 to January 14, 2020) (Spring 2020 Semester: January 21,2020 through May 26, 2020)
Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am: West City Campus, San Diego Continuing Education Center, 3249 Fordham Street, Room 124A, San Diego, CA (Fall 2019 Semester: September 5, 2019 to January 16, 2020) (Spring 2020 Semester: February 6, 2020 to May 28, 2020)
Thursday, 11:00am-1:00pm: West City Campus, San Diego Continuing Education Center, 3249 Fordham Street, Room 124A, San Diego, CA (Fall 2019 Semester: September 5, 2019 to January 16, 2020)(Spring 2020 Semester: February 6, 2020 to May 28, 2020)

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 2019 to June 2020)

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 Chapter
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 (Fall 2019 Semester: September 5, 2019 to January 16, 2020) (Spring 2020 Semester: February 6, 2020 through May 28, 2020)

Ikebana Flower Design Class: Escondido Adult School.  Fee is $35. Please bring a garden clipper and any container to use as a flower vase. Online Registration: escondidoadultschool.org.  
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.

 

San Diego Sakura Chapter
Jackie Zhang, 1st Master Ohara School

(858) 337-5671

La Jolla/Riford Library: Flowers provided. Ikebana tools are available. Registering for the class is required 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.

2020
1st series: Feb. 8, 15, 22
2nd series: Mar. 21, 28, Apr. 4
3rd series: May 2, 9, 16
4th series: Jun. 13, 20, 27
5th series: Jul. 25, Aug. 1, 8
6th series: Sep. 5, 12, 19
7th series: Nov. 14, 21, 28

Advanced Class (Class A): 9:15 – 11:15 am
Intermediate Class (Class B): 11:30am – 1:30pm
Beginner Class (Class C): 12:30 – 2:30pm

Ikebana Exhibition and Workshop (in both Community & Seminar Room):
SDSCOS Annual Exhibition: Oct. 3, 10:00am – 5:30pm; Oct. 4, 12:30 – 4:30pm (Setup: Oct. 1, 2; Takedown: Oct. 5)

Holiday Workshop & Party: Dec. 12, Sat. 9:30am – 3:00pm (Setup: Dec. 11, Fri. in the afternoon)

Special Workshop: will be announced in advance

IKEBANA DAY at San Diego County Fair:
Jun. ? (TBD)

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