Membership is open to anyone interested in the art of Ikebana and the ideals of Ikebana International,
regardless of their previous experience.
Multiple Ikebana Schools
Ikebana International is the only organization where you can learn about many different Ikebana schools.
Members get together at monthly meetings to see Ikebana demonstrations, hear lectures on related topics or participate in Ikebana workshops.
A member is welcome to visit other chapter programs while on their travels.
The membership is also transferable from one chapter to another at any time of the year upon presentation of a valid membership card.
Join another Chapter
A member may belong to additional chapters at reduced rates upon proof of membership of their primary chapter.
Find a Teacher
Members can obtain contact information of certified Ikebana teachers that belong to the chapter, as well as information of teachers that teach virtually from another chapter.
Teach New Students
Expand your Teaching
Teachers can gain students and be listed in the North and Central American Region’s website. Alternatively, teachers encourage their students to become members.
Ikebana International Magazine
A premier publication, issued three times a year, richly illustrated with color plates of Ikebana arrangements, articles on Ikebana or related arts, and in-depth Japanese cultural subjects.
Two quarterly newsletters from I.I. Headquarters that keep members informed of chapter activities around the world and at I.I. Headquarters.
Regional Conferences and World Conventions
Regional Conferences are held every 4 to 5 years in various regions throughout the world for the purpose of offering educational and cultural exchange opportunities to the members. The I.I. World Convention is held every five years in Japan.
Annual Spring Show
By far one of the best benefits of your membership is having the opportunity to participate at all Chapter Shows and Exhibitions.
Ways and Means
Another benefit of your membership is qualifying for a substantial discount at our Ways and Means merchandise table.
Not only Zoom videos on Ikebana arranging but also more videos on Japanese Art and Culture in general.
"Friendship through Flowers"
Membership is open to anyone interested in the art of ikebana and the ideals of
Ikebana International, regardless of their previous experience.
Restrooms are located in the courtyard at Casa del Prado Building
Room 101, Casa Del Prado
We are lucky to have Room 101 for our meetings which start promptly at 10 a.m.
We kindly encourage volunteers to help with set-up (as of 8 a.m.), break-down, and clean-up (usually around 12:30 p.m.)
If we all work together no job is too much for anyone.
Let's Volunteer: Easy jobs
We have small jobs that anyone can do, no matter if you are a new member that is one way to make friends and get involved with the chapter.
Easy jobs: Raffles, Snack table, Tea service
Please take some time to peruse our extensive Website. It will answer many of your questions. It will provide information you didn't think to ask about. And if you still have questions, please submit a message on our "Contact Us" page. Or just ask at one of our meetings. You will find our members to be more than happy to answer or help in any way.
Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Visit our social media pages located under "Contact Us"
Ikebana Teachers & Classes
Please visit our "Teachers & Schools" section. All Teachers are listed with their email addresses. Not sure if they are in your area, just send us a message under Contact Us or ask during one of our meetings.
NOTE: Ikebana International does not offer classes, they are given by each Teacher around different areas of San Diego. Thank you.
Patricia Ann Fuchs
Huimei Lai (Vernna)
Ellen B. Mendez
Carl F. Mitchell
Happy S. Moore
Jean H. Morioka
Pui Lan Ng
Rose Phuc Pham
Kimi (Kika) Shibata
Josephine Von Herzen
Elected Officers 2022-2024
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Patricia Ann Fuchs
A Chapter member is selected as Honorary Member for one year due to their exceptional service to the Chapter