Ikebana Workshops and Demonstrations

Join practitioners from Ikebana International during Sakura Weekend at the 2024 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, and try your hand at the traditional Japanese art form of ikebana, or flower arranging.

Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with Ikebana International Chapter 71, will host two workshops during Sakura Weekend— Saturday, April 13, at 1:00pm, and Sunday, April 14, at 2:00pm. Both workshops will be held in the Horticulture Center greenhouse space at Fairmount Park. Participants will receive hands-on experience from experienced artists and will be able to take home their arrangements afterward.

The Ikebana International Chapter 71 will also be creating flower arrangements during Sakura Weekend, so if you miss out on participating in either workshop, you can still see them in action throughout the weekend!

Ikebana Workshops
Saturday, April 13, 2024—1:00pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024—2:00pm
Horticulture Center Greenhouse
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia / Google Maps >>

Registration is $10 per person and is required to attend. Register to Participate >>

  • Please bring a tote bag or similar container to take home your flower arrangement after the workshop.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

NOTE— This event will be held in the Horticulture Center greenhouse space at Fairmount Park, not the Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center. During Sakura Weekend, parking is available nearby for $10 per vehicle at The Mann Center. For more information, please check out the Festival FAQ >>

About Ikebana International

Ikebana International, founded by the late Ellen Gordon Allen in 1956, is a non-profit, cultural organization dedicated to the promotion of the art of Japanese flower arranging. Her vision was to unite people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana.

Ikebana International boasts over 8,000 members in more than 50 countries. Ikebana International is not a specific school of ikebana, but a consortium of members of all nationalities from many different ikebana schools. Some schools emphasize classical styles, others stress creative, contemporary forms while still others focus on blending the two. All schools openly share their inspirations, styles, philosophies and histories as well as techniques with other Ikebana International members.

To learn more about the Philadelphia chapter of Ikebana International, please visit their website.

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