International Society of Ikebana Studies

Fostering Deeper Understanding of Ikebana through Research

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Regular Conference Summer 2017


Professor Atsushi Yamada ( Nagoya City University School of Humanities and Social Sciences) will talk about “The Japanese Colonial Period: Taiwanese Urban Areas, Florists and Ikebana Teachers”. Japanese presentation only. Anyone welcome. Free Admission for members.

When: 1:15-3:15 PM, Saturday 3 June 2017

Where: Otemon Gakuin University, Building No.2, 3rd Floor, Lecture Room 2311


Mob: 090-4277-0215


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Regular Conference Winter 2016


Mr Kentaro Ishibashi (Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore Chief Curator) will talk about Rikka(立花) and the Kakumeiki(『隔蓂記』). Japanese presentation.

When: 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Monday 26 December 2016

Where: Otemon Gakuin University, Building No.2, 2nd Floor, Lecture Room 2203

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Call for Ikebana Essays


International Society of Ikebana Studies (ISIS) welcomes your contribution of Ikebana essays again for the next volume of International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS).  The due date is 30 November 2016.

The essay should be up to 500 words (in English) and should not contain more than two images (optional). Send your work in the body of an email (not as an attachment) to . Please include the title of your essay, your name, your affiliation (optional) and your postal address. Attaching an image is optional. It should be less than 0.5 meg (Once accepted, we may ask you to send a larger file). Your image will be published in black and white.

If your essay is accepted, you will receive a copy of the IJIS that contains your essay for free. Please note that our call for essays is open to anyone interested in Ikebana. If you know people who might be interested in sharing their Ikebana experiences, please let them know about this opportunity.

We also welcome your contribution of Ikebana thesis and other articles (up to 5000 words). Please see our Journal page for the details.

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Dr Inoue’s Lecture in Melbourne


Associate Professor Osamu Inoue (Kyoto University of Art & Design) will give a free 1 hour lecture on aesthetics of Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement at Monash University from 12:30 on Wedensday 16 November 2016. Dr Inoue, vice president of International Society of Ikebana Studies, is a prominent Ikebana researcher and has recently published a book, “The thoughts of Ikebana”.

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