International Society of Ikebana Studies

Fostering Deeper Understanding of Ikebana through Research

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2017 Winter Conference

Associate Professor Osamu Inoue (Kyoto University of Art and Design)  talked about Time in Ikebana.

When: Saturday 25 November 2017

Where: Ningen-Kan 1F, NA102

Kyoto University of Art and Design



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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 September 2017.

The essay should be up to 600 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, including non-members of ISIS. If you know people who might be interested in sharing their Ikebana experiences, please let them know about this opportunity.

If you essay has been accepted in one of our previous issues and you would like to submit another essay, we recommend you to become a member first.

We also welcome your contribution of Ikebana thesis and other articles (up to 5000 words). ISIS accepts papers only from its members. Please join ISIS first to submit your paper.

Please see our Journal page & membership page for the details.


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Dr Kobayashi’s talk – Ikebana: Reading History through Form


Kobayashi 2017

Dr Kobayashi’s talk: Ikebana – Reading History through Form.

18 August 2017, 12:00 to 1:00pm

Rm 321 Sydney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne

Dr Kobayashi is president of International Society of Ikebana Studies, Assistant Professor at Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka and a judge for Ikebana Gallery Award.