Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 7 and 8 September

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Ikebana Exhibition 2013

Ikebana Exhibition 2013

PostponedSorry for any inconveniences. Instead, we will take part in the opening of the White Ribbon Day Art Exhibition at Laurel Lodge, Dandenong on 22 November.

Shoso Shimbo and his students present an exhibition of contemporary Japanese flower arrangements.
When: Postponed.
Where: Kings Arcade, 974-978 High Street, Armadale, Vic Australia
Free Admission


Welcome to the Ikebana exhibition by Shoso Shimbo and his students. The aim of this exhibition is to introduce the Japanese art of Ikebana to people who may not know much about this art form and to give Shoso’s students a chance to show their works.

Ikebana developed as floral displays for the residences of the samurai class in around the 15th century. In the 16th century it was defined as an art form representing nature and as a way of spiritual training. It has played an essential role in the history of Japanese art in which there were several Ikebana booms. 

It is still one of the most popular artistic activities in Japan today. People have come to appreciate the creative and therapeutic properties of this contemplative art, not just in Japan but all over the world. Ikebana can offer a rare but easily accessible opportunity to connect with nature and people.

We are very grateful to many shops in Kings Arcade for hosting our exhibition.

Shoso Shimbo, PhD
Shihan - Sogetsu School of Ikebana