Ikebana Workshop

~Traditional Japanese Flower Arrangement~

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, has come a long way from its humble roots as temple offerings centuries ago. Today it is a popular and innovative living art that is cherished by both experts and novices. The main idea behind Ikebana is to create a harmony of rhythm and color, in which the vase, stems, leaves, and branches are all part of the art – as well as the flowers – and it is based on three aspects that symbolize heaven, earth, and mankind. Broken leaves, dying buds, and blooming flowers are all seen to enhance the beauty of the arrangement. Ikebana and tea ceremony have traditionally been linked, and together they express purity and simplicity rather than just creating something elegant and beautiful.

We present the “Ikebana Workshop for IROS2022 participants” to share this aesthetic art!!


(The instructor’s work)

Ikebana Workshop for IROS2022 Participants

Date: October 24th, 25th, and 26th

Morning session:    10:00-11:30  (25th and 26th)

Afternoon Session:  13:30-15:00  (24th and 25th)

Place: Room 103

Participants: Maximum of 20 people for each session

Instructor: Tomoyo Wells, Master of Ohara School of Ikebana


1986 Entered Ohara School of Ikebana

1991 Began teaching Ikebana to foreigners

2002 Graduated from the Cass School of Floral Design (Boston, U.S.A)

2005 Started as an Interpreter for the Ohara School Headquarters

Free of charge (IROS-sponsored),  First-come, first-served basis

✿ How to apply for the Workshop

Please access the following link and fill out the form before October 10, 2022