2021 Ikenobo Autumn Tanabata Exhibition

Oct 13, 20212021 Ikenobo Autumn Tanabata Exhibition

Ikenobo Headquarters and Ikenobo Society of Floral Art will hold 2021 Ikenobo Autumn Tanabata Exhibition which is the largest and oldest Exhibition from Edo Era (1603-1868).


The theme of the 2021 Autumn Tanabata Exhibition is “Harmony and Beauty.” This year marks the 1400th anniversary of the passing of Prince Shotoku, who established Rokkakudo at which ikebana originated.


“Harmony and Beauty” was a philosophy preached by the prince and has been inherited and refined until today. We would like to use the exhibition as an opportunity to respect the virtue of the prince and pass down the spirit of “Harmony and Beauty” to the future generations.


In the Exhibition, the Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo, Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo and Ikenobo disciples from all over Japan will display around 800 ikebana arrangements.


✿ Autumn Tanabata Exhibition Poster ✿


The following three motifs are shown in the hexagon, as Rokkakudo literally means the “Hexagonal Hall.” This design indicates that the spirit preached by the prince continues to be highly regarded and is preserved in Ikenobo ikebana.


【Portrait of Prince Shotoku】: Painted in Meiji Era (1868-1912); possession of Ikenobo Headquarters.


【Ikenobo Senjo “Heika Zu”】: Illustration of rikka the Headmaster Senjo created commemorating the 1200th anniversary of the passing of Prince Shotoku.


【Shiunzan Chohoji Temple (Rokkakudo)】


✿ Highlights of the Exhibition ✿


➤ Iemoto Dojo


The works created by the Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo, the Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo, and Ikenobo Youth Group representative Mika Ikenobo will be exhibited at the Iemoto Dojo (1st floor). Works created by professors will also be exhibited. You can enjoy some of the masterpieces of Ikenobo at the Iemoto Dojo.


➤ Ikenobo Headquarters Building & WEST 18


Selected works of students attending Advanced Courses, and selected works of students attending the Special Advanced Course at Ikenobo Central Institute of Ikebana will be exhibited at Ikenobo Headquarters Building (6th floor). An inter chapter ikebana contest will be held during the second term Exhibition (4th and 5th floors). Works created by Assistant Instructors and Special Contract Instructors will be displayed at various places such as the Headquarters Building, Iemoto Dojo, and Rokkakudo precincts. The “environment” and “space” for the display are diverse. (There will be no event at the Takashimaya Department Store this year.)


➤ Ikebana Historical Museum


Commemorating the memorial service for the Prince Shotoku, paintings and sculptures related to the prince stored at Rokkakudo will be exhibited at the Ikebana Historical Museum
(Headquarters Building, 3rd floor). Ikebana works created by Assistant Instructors, which convey the relationship between ikebana and the prince, as well as ikebana and the Buddhism,
will also be exhibited at the museum.

Ikenoob Headquarters Building
10th – 15th November 2021
〈The 1st Term〉
10th November 10:00 – 17:00
11th November 10:00 – 16:00

〈The 2nd Term〉
12th November 10:00 – 17:00
13th November 10:00 – 16:00

〈The 3rd Term〉
14th November 10:00 – 17:00
15th November 10:00 – 16:00
Entry Fees ¥1,000 (tax included)
*Free for children below high school age.
Access Subway – Karasuma Oike (Exit 5) walk for 1 minute

Kyoto City Bus – Karasuma Sanjo walk for 2 minutes

Hankyu Railways – Karasuma (Exit 21) walk for 5 minutes
Preventing the spread of
・Visitors cannot enter the venue if they don’t feel well.

・Visitors must wear masks, use hand sanitizer and keep social distance while visiting the Exhibition.

・We will check the body temperatures of all visitors at the entrance of the venue.

* According to how crowded the venue is, we will limit the number of people that can enter the venue.
Inquiry International Section
Ikenobo Society of Floral Art
Tel: +81-75-231-4922
Fax: +81-75-255-3568
E-mail: intevent@ikenobo.jp