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Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.

Ikebana workshop

GTK would like to recommend your attending a workshop in Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) organized by the Ikenobo School.
This workshop, named Ikenobo beginners class, consists of eight classes, and upon completion participants can get certification as a token of completing the course.
This is the first ikebana course for beginners organized directly by Ikenobo Headquarters where participants can receive a certificate after completion of the course.
(In an ikebana school, just as in other aspects of traditional Japanese culture such as the way of tea, Japanese dance, noh performance etc., obtaining a certificate can sometimes be quite complicated.)

We’d like to introduce the comments of one participant who took part in a trial lesson. (The lesson in English is available on some days.)

I have not tried Ikebana before, but I had read about it, and wanted to have a first-hand experience at some point during my stay in Kyoto. I finally had the chance to attend a trial lesson at Ikenobo School, located in a very nice surrounding, right next to Rokkakudo temple. The lesson began with some basic theory behind Ikebana and with how Ikebana links to the aesthetic beauty of the arrangements. The teacher was very nice, knowledgeable, and was great at explaining techniques. After that I was allowed to work freely and create my idea of a flower arrangement. Maybe my work wasn’t the best they had ever seen, but the feedback received and the improvement ideas received from the teacher was very encouraging. I actually felt at ease attending the lesson and my overall impression is of a very enjoyable class.
This class might be a great experience for your stay in Japan and I wholeheartedly recommend Ikenobo School to the long-stay tourists or foreign residents who happen to be in Kyoto. Text by Trofin Victor

  • 17:00-21:00 on Friday & 14:00-17:00 on Saturday (A lesson takes about one hour.) The schedule in July: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31. August: 7, 21, 22, 28 and 29. (the schedule after September, please email Ikenobo.)
  • Ikenobo Centre. (Reservation: email:
  • ¥20,000/ 8 lesson (tax included). Extra fee for flower is required. * You're required to take whole lesson in six months.

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