The History of Ikebana & Evolution of the Ohara School: Lecture & Demonstration

April 30, 2023
10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Location: CMA

Learn about the classical art of Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana, from Joe Rotella, a Third Term Master in the Ohara School of Ikebana. Ikebana was introduced in Japan in the 6th century by Chinese Buddhist missionaries who had formalized the ritual of offering flowers to the Buddha. Based on a harmony of simple linear construction and an appreciation of the subtle beauty of flowers and natural materials, Ikebana has separated into several major schools according to historical periods and differing theories of artistic composition.

This program is a hybrid experience with an in-person talk and a virtual Zoom session. Check back to this page to tune-in to the virtual experience on the event date.

Program is free for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Free for all virtual attendees.

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