Welcome to the Ann Arbor Ikebana International chapter. Ikebana International (I.I.) is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
We meet on every third Thursday in the months of September through June at 1 pm in room 125 at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan.
If the art of Ikebana seems like something you would enjoy in the Ann Arbor area, then please join Ikebana International Chapter 183.
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Download the Chapter 183 Membership Form below. Instructions are printed on the form.
The organization was founded in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen whose dream was to create an association uniting the people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana. Today, that dream has spread to over 50 countries/areas, with 143 chapters and a membership of more than 6,300.
The North and Central American Region (NCAR) is the largest region of seven regions within Ikebana International, reaching from Canada to the Panama Canal. Its Regional Advocate Committee seeks to strengthen relationships with the 68 NCAR chapters – through engagement, communication and knowledge sharing – to enhance chapter and
The Ikebana Iwaya Fund (IIF) is an IRS 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2006 to promote and support ikebana related activity in North America. It seeks to educate the general public and foster the growth of ikebana through collaboration and financial support of organizations with this shared mandate. The Iwaya Fund is built with public donations, both general and specific. The Estate of Sumako Iwaya is matching these donations into the Endowment Fund. The dividend
income generated by its permanent Endowment Fund is used to disburse as grants to its stakeholders (I.I. chapters, ikebana study groups, schools and teachers).
Members get together at monthly meetings to see ikebana demonstrations, hear lectures on
related topics or participate in ikebana workshops.
A member may belong to additional chapters at reduced rates upon proof of membership of
their primary chapter.
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.
Teachers can gain students and be listed in the North and Central American Region’s website.
Alternatively, teachers encourage their students to become members.
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 are held periodically 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.
Enrich the ikebana experience and make new friends around the world. This is by far the best
benefit of membership.
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