Sogetsu Ikebana School

Japanese Flower Arrangement Class

A series of Ikebana classes will begin at the JAA in Manhattan beginning Feb. 2 ,2009
Instructor: Hazue Tamura Rogers who has studied Sogetsu Ikebana for over 25yrs and has highest rank of RIJI in Sogetsu school. Tel : 917-748-3177 E-mail:

The classes will meet 3 times per month in a class room of the Manhattan JAA on the first, second and fourth Monday from 10:00am to 1pm. Classes are held in English and Japanese. The classes will follow the Sogetsu School curriculum. Ikebana certificates can be issued for each level completed. Beginners are very welcome.

Cost is $100 per month for all three classes. Flowers not included.

The Sogetsu 1textbook for curriculum 1 & 2 is available in class for 1,575 yen and the second textbook for curriculum 3 & 4 is also available. Students should bring ikebana scissors. Scissors can be purchased from the instructor if needed.

You can makeup missed classes on another Monday, if you give notice 24 hours in advance.

Place : JAA Japanese American Association of New York
15 west 44th st 11th floor
New York NY, 10036


JAA is on West 44th St between 5th and 6th Avenues. It is very close to Grand Central Station, Times Square, and the Port Authority building.

What is Ikebana?

Ikebana, one of the traditional arts of Japan, has been practiced for more than six hundred years. It developed from the Buddhist ritual of offering flowers to the spirits of dead, with the emergence of the first classical styles, Ikebana achieved the status of an art form independent of its religious origins, though it continued to retain strong symbolic and philosophical overtones. The first teachers and students were priests and members of the nobility, but as time passed, many school arose , styles changed and ikebana came to be practiced at all levels of Japanese society.

What is Sogetsu Ikebana ?

Sogetsu Ikebana features the idea that Ikebana may be arranged anytime,anywhere, By anyone, and with any material. There are some rules, but they are always flexible. Both the techniques of the various Sogetsu styles and the characteristics of the floral materials will become clear to you.