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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

www.ohararyu.or.jp/english


Calendar of Events for 2017

San Diego Wabi Study Group

January 29, 2017: New Year's Luncheon. Admiral Baker Clubhouse

March 4-5, 2017: San Diego Wabi Study Group's Spring Flower Show, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

March 19, 2017: Demonstration,  Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, Ikebana International San Diego Chapter 119 Spring Exhibition, Afternoon

June 18, 2017: June General Meeting, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, 10 am to 2 pm

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

 

San Diego Sakura Group

February 22, 2017: Ikebana Demonstration, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park

March 18, 2017: Ikebana Demonstration, Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, Ikebana International San Diego Chapter 119 Spring Exhibition, Noon

June 3-4, 2017: Ikebana Day, Exhibition and Demonstration, 10:00am-10:00pm, San Diego County Fair

October 7-8, 2017: Ikebana Exhibition, 10:00 am-5:30 pm (7 October) and 12:30pm-4:30pm (8 October), at La Jolla/Riford Library (7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037)

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

To Be Announced: Special Workshop


Contact Information

San Diego Wabi Study Group
President: Cris Bugarin
(619) 869-4622 or (619) 573-0649
crisb1968@cox.net
First Vice President: Marci Szeto
(858) 277-4563
becszeto@yahoo.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 (6 February 2017 to 22 May 2017)
Monday, 12:00pm-3:00pm: Standley Park Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Dr. San Diego, CA (6 February 2017 to 22 May 2017)
Tuesday, 9:00am-12:00pm: CE at Mesa College, 7350 Armstrong Place, Room 119, San Diego, CA (7 February 2017 to 23 May 2017)
Thursday, 8:30am-11:30am: West City Campus, San Diego Continuing Education Center, 3249 Fordham Street, Room 124A, San Diego, CA (2 February 2017 to 25 May 2017)
Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm: West City Campus, San Diego Continuing Education Center, 3249 Fordham Street, Room 124A, San Diego, CA (2 February 2017 to 25 May 2017)

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 2016 to June 2017)

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.

 

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 (2 February 2017 to 25 May 2017)

Ohara 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: www.escondidoadultschool-rop.org.  

Class schedule:
Wednesday, 2:00pm-4:00pm: Escondido Adult School, Room 104, 230 W. Crest, Escondido, CA 92025 (18 and 25 Jan 2017; 1 and 8 Feb 2017; and 8 and 15 Mar 2017)

 

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), Saturday from 9:15am to 2:30pm
First series: Feb 4, 11, and 18
Second series: Mar 25, Apr 1, and Apr 8   
Third series: May 6, 13, and 20
Fouth series: Jun 17, Jun 24, and Jul 1
Fifth series: Jul 29, Aug5, and Aug 12 
Sixth series: Sep 9, 16, and 23
Seventh series: Oct28, Nov 4, and Nov 11
Note: Advanced Class (Class A): 9:15am to 11:15am and Intermediate and Beginner Class (Class B): 11:30am to 2:30pm


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