Ikebana International is at it Again!

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This year at the Flower Show, Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter 71 celebrates Japanese arts and culture through their breathtaking floral designs. The organization, founded in 1956, boasts 10,000 members in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Locally, the Philadelphia chapter has created a display that features carefully crafted arrangements representing each of the four schools of design. From the traditional styles of the Ikenobo School to the seasonally-inspired landscape designs of the Ohara School, each of the schools of Ikebana is steeped in its own style, history, philosophy, and technique.

The arrangements displayed at this year’s Show interpret the Hawaii theme, using tropical flowers like calla lilies and pin cushion protea as featured elements in the striking designs.

The Philadelphia Chapter holds monthly meetings from October through May. After the Flower Show, you can see arrangements created by members of Ikebana International at the Japanese House in Fairmount Park. Click here or email ikebanaphiladelphia@gmail.com to learn more.

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