Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 7 and 8 September

Friday 21 May 2021

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Send us your request - Online Ikebana Exhibition

Online Exhibition - 花信 Hanadayori: Ikebana by Request

What kind of ikebana would you like to see? 

Melbourne Ikebana Festival would like to offer the opportunity to request a personal flower message created by Ikebana practitioners in Japan and other parts of the world. They will make an arrangement for you and the image of your work, along with the request that you made, will go into an online exhibition.

Please send us your request, and we'll look for ikebana masters and practitioners to make a special arrangement in response to your request for free. You will be able to see the image at our online exhibition.

This unique project connects ikebana artists with an audience but also we hope to bring some healing through flowers in these difficult times. If you need a bit of stress relief, here's the perfect opportunity to take a peek inside the world of ikebana and let the beauty of flowers into your lives.

Who can request? 

What kind of request can I make? 
Any request you can think of. Tell us why you would like to see your choice - that will help the ikebana artist to make an arrangement that really responds to your request. Here are some samples:
  • Ikebana using more than 4 colours - my life has been really dull lately
  • Ikebana without flowers - I'm practising ikebana but I struggle with using other materials and I need some inspiration
  • Ikebana for my girl friend who loves white flowers
  • Tiny ikebana for our tiny bathroom

How can I make request? 
Fill in the contact form on our website by 10 June 2021.  
  1. Your Name (first name only) 
  2. Age
  3. City/Country
  4. What kind of ikebana would you like to see?
  5. Any personal story or reason for your request? The more detail you provide, the more the artist has to work with.

Who is going to make an ikebana work for me?  
International masters, Ikebana Gallery Awards winners & Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival exhibitors. Our special exhibitors include Mr Katayama (Sogetsu)Mr Yatagai (ex Ikenoboys), Ms Yumi Yamane (Shinsei School Iemoto) , Mr Oshun Tsukagoshi (Ikebana Shofu, Fuku Iemoto: Hanaike Battle Winner) & more. We aim to involve about 50 artists. 

Can I join this project as an Ikebana artist?

Yes. If you are an ikebana artist and would like to join this project, please apply by sending us an Expression of Interest by 10 June 2021. We welcome applications from those who intended to exhibit at Wa Ikebana Exhibition, but could not do so for various reasons. 

What happens next? 
We will select about 50 requests and pass them to our artists. We plan to publish ikebana works with your requests on our website & YouTube from 4 September 2021. You can send your thank you message to the artists on YouTube.   

Online Exhibition - 花信 Hanadayori: Ikebana by Request

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival 
Rosina, Abbotsford Convent, 11&12 September 2021 

Monday 3 May 2021

Ikebana for Mother's Day

Give an Ikebana Workshop Voucher for Mother's Day. Order by 7 May 2021. 

Price: A$100 for 2 people 
Contents: All inclusive 1 hour workshop. Details.  
If you want to buy a single ticket, please use our booking system

How to order 
1. Send $100 using the following link. Type $100.00 and follow the instruction. 
2. You will receive a digital voucher by email. Print it or forward it to your special person. 

How to use our voucher 
1. Check the available dates in our website. We run introductory workshops regularly. 
2. Send an email to book ( 
Include the date you want to attend, the names of participants and the name of the person who bought the voucher. 
3. You will receive confirmation of your booking. 
4. Join the workshop on the day. 

1. Our voucher is valid for one year after the date of purchase. 
2. Do not use our booking system using our voucher. Please book by email. 
3. You can cancel your booking for free until 48 hours prior to your booked session. 

Sunday 2 May 2021

Ikebana Calendar - May 2021

1 May 2021:  Ikebana Introductory Class. One hour all inclusive ikebana workshop for beginners.

1 May 2021Call for Requests
Hanadayori 花信: Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibition
What kind of ikebana would you like to see? We will ask ikebana masters and practitioners around the world to make a special arrangement in response to requests and exhibit them at our online exhibition.

5 & 8 May 2021: Term 2 starts (our ikebana certificates courses). 

7 May 2021: Mother’s Day Flower & Perfume Workshop. Create your own perfume, and give it in a flower box you made. Tickets selling fast. 

15 May 2021:  Ikebana Introductory Class.

31 May 2021: Deadline for Call for Requests

Hanadayori 花信: Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibition

5 June 2021: Ikebana Introductory Class.

19 June 2021: Ikebana Introductory Class.

24 - 30 June 2021: Forth (and final) entry period for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021.

17 July 2021: Ikebana Introductory Class.

31 July 2021: Ikebana Introductory Class.

11&12 September 2021: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival.