Ikenobō (池坊)

Ikenobō is the oldest and one of the most traditional ikebana schools. Over 500 years ago, during the Muromachi period (around 1336–1573), successive generations of a priestly family named Ikenobō founded and developed the Ikenobō ikebana in the Rokkaku-dō temple in Kyoto. For the ikebana culture they did even more by formulating the basic principles of ikebana for the first time. As a result, the history of the Ikenobō school actually represents the history of ikebana.

The most important Ikenobō styles, as central and current as traditional, are:

  • the majestically solemn Rikka (立花)
  • the classic as well as the modern light Shōka (生花)
  • and the free style Jiyūka (自由花) which are largely based on intuition and feeling.

Homepage: ikenobo.jp


Ikenobo Bern Study Group
Kyoko Ulrich-Kajita
Location: Kehrsatz 3122
Email: ikenobo.bern(a)gmail.com
Website: ikenobobern.com

Ikenobo Swiss Central Chapter
Shunzuen Suzue Rother-Nakaya
Location: Gebenstorf 5412
Tel.: +41 56 223 39 45
Email: suzue.rother(a)ikenobo.ch
Website: ikenobo.ch

Ikenobo Zurich Study Group
Regi Bockhorni
Location: Zurich 8032
Tel.: +41 76 371 6166
Email: regi(a)ikenobozurich.com
Website: ikenobozurich.com

Carmen Rothmayr
Location: Küsnacht 8700
Tel.: +41 79 763 59 92
Email: blumen(a)zen-floristik.ch
Website: zen-floristik.ch

Keiko Straub-Maruyama
Location: Therwil 4106
Tel.: +41 61 723 02 52
Email: keiko.straub(a)gmail.com

Shōka Shōfutai