Community members seeking to study Japanese culture, Ikenobo Ikebana, and the flower way formed our study group in May, 1991, under the guidance of Professor Emeritus Kimiko Gunji. After six years of diligent study, we fulfilled the requirements to become a chapter. We were most honored to have Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo attend both our initiation ceremony in May 1997 and our 6th anniversary in 2003. 

For our 20th Anniversary Celebration, Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo joined us, gave a demonstration, and exhibited alongside Professor Manabu Noda and our members.

The Chapter’s initiation ceremony with Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo, 1996

Professor Manabu Noda’s demonstration, 1995

Kimiko Gunji and Jeanne Holy with their large exhibition piece at Krannert Art Museum, 2002

During International Workshops in 2015,  meeting with Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo 

President changeover, 2015

Demonstration by Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo at our 20th Anniversary Celebration, 2017