Suburb             Class times                               School                       Contact       

Dandenong       Times/Days negotiable    Sogetsu School            Reiko Ito
North                                                                                                             E:
Doncaster        1st & 3rd Wednesdays    Sogetsu School          Emily Karanikolopoulos
                             1.00 - 3.00 pm,                                                      E:

                             7.00 - 9.00 pm            
Geelong              8 consecutive weeks       Sogetsu School             Christopher James
                                per school term                                                          E: roadsideikebana@
                               Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00 pm                                                                                             
Kew                        2nd & 4th Wednesdays   Sogetsu School              Elizabeth Angell
                                10.00 am - 12.00,                                                      E: erangell@netspace    
                                1.00 - 3.00 pm                                                                                                  

Kew                        2nd & 4th Wednesdays     Sogetsu School        Thea Sartori
                                 1.00 - 3.00 pm                                                        E: theasartori1@bigpond
                                 7.00 - 9.00 pm                                                               .com                                                     
Kew                        Wednesday & Friday          Ichiyo                       Kaye Wong
                                 2.00 - 5.00pm                                                       E:
                                 & 7.30 - 9.30 pm              

Moorabbin          2nd & 4th Saturdays        Shogetsudo Koryu       Chieko Yazaki

                                10.00 am - 12.00 pm          School                            E:
                                1.00 - 3.00 pm &
                                7.00 - 9.00 pm

Elwood              1st and 3rd Saturdays     Shogetsudo Koryu      Chieko Yazaki
                             10.30 am - 12.30 pm        School                             E:
                             1.00 - 3.00 pm                                                                                                                 

Sassafras             1st, 2nd and 4th                 Sogetsu School        Lara Telford
      and                     Mondays 1.00 - 3.00                                          E: school@ikebanasogetsu
Hawthorn            1st & 3rd Tuesdays                                                    .com              
                                 6.00 - 7.30 pm

Mulgrave                                                                  Sogetsu School          Akemi Suzuki


Schools of Ikebana in Melbourne

Ichiyo School of Ikebana 
The Ichiyo School of Ikebana was founded by Ichiyo Kasuya and her brother Meikof Kasuya in Tokyo, Japan in 1937. The Melbourne Ichiyo Ikebana was established in 1988.The Ichiyo School uses a simplified and systematic method of teaching, so that everyone can understand the course work without difficulty. While the personal interpretation of students is encouraged, the use of imagination and an appropriate selection of materials and containers are the main characteristics of this school.
Obtaining a basic instructor's qualification consists of six courses: primary, secondary, advanced, research, instructor 1 and 11 with 20 lessons for each course. Upon satisfactory completion of each course and passing examination, students may apply for the certificate which is presented by the head master of the Ichiyo School. Students can continue their study by upgrading their qualification to become the master instructor.
You can find qualified teachers in several suburbs.
    For more information:
    Naomi Cullen          03 9314 3444
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Ikenobo School of Ikebana 
The history of Ikenobo is the history of Ikebana. Ikebana began with Ikenobo 550 years ago and, although over time other schools have branched off from Ikenobo, Ikenobo is said to be the origin of Ikebana. The changes in customs and living environments over the centuries are reflected in the evolution of Ikenobo's Ikebana styles. Each age has brought new challenges for Ikebana to express the spirit of the time. Today's styles include "Rikka", "Shoka", and modern "Free Style". If you would like to know more about Ikenobo please check our website:
     For more information:
     Yukako Braun          03 9827 8230
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Ohara School of Ikebana
The Ohara School was established in 1890 by Unshin Ohara who started making use of short stemmed foreign flowers that had been introduced to Japan during the Meiji period. He designed a flat moribana container to replace the tall vase previously used. His naturalistic landscape arrangements have become the signature of the Ohara school.
Unshin's son, grandson, and great grandson have continued the family tradition and have introduced many other styles, for example rimpa, inspired by screen paintings and a literati style which relates to China, its poets and painters. The Ohara School is one of the largest in Japan and there are branches all over the world. There are Chapters in Sydney and Melbourne and although our Chapter is small, the members are very active having regular workshops, exhibitions and classes.
     For more information:
     Aiko Nakada           0417 370 567
     Keiko Mii                 0425 529 944
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Shogetsudo-koryu School of Ikebana

Founded c. 250 years ago, the Shogetsudokoryu School is well known for the establishment of the Seika style. The study of the Seika style incorporates the core philosophy of the Yin-Yang principle and the five elements which make up the universe. This is well documented and has been passed down through the generations. Not only does Shogetsudokoryu School still retain the traditional styles, but contemporary styles were created along the way and became as important as the traditional styles. The art of Ikebana expresses natural harmony and the beauty of nature. You will find an uplifting pleasure or solace in creating Ikebana.
     For more information:
     Chieko Yazaki -
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Sogetsu School of Ikebana
The Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Victoria Branch Inc.) teaches both traditional and modern Ikebana arrangements using authorised curriculum books. The school was founded in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara. It is his grandaughter Akane who now heads the school. The teaching, while based on traditional techniques, encourages students to express their individual talents whilst at the same time expressing the spirit of the flowers and the heart of the arranger.
Ikebana classes are conducted by fully qualified teachers accredited by Sogetsu Foundation in Japan. Sogetsu is the largest school of Ikebana. Workshops and exhibitions are organised by the Branch for teachers and students.
     For more information:
     Elizabeth Angell 03 9817 6306
     Christopher James - (Geelong Area) 
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