2022 Ikenobo Spring Exhibition

Mar 15, 20222022 Ikenobo Spring Exhibition

Ikebana is one of the traditional cultures of Japan. Ikenobo has been developing its philosophy and skills and handed down it from generation to generation.


Ikenobo Spring Exhibition is the flower exhibition to exhibit wonderful ikebana works arranged by ikebana creators who learn at Ikenobo Central Institute of Ikebana, the top ikebana educational institute in Japan.


During the exhibition period, about 600 ikebana works will be exhibited including the work arranged by the 45th Headmaster, Sen’ei Ikenobo and the Headmaster designate and the principal of the institute, Senko Ikenobo.




7th floor, Ikenobo Headquarters Building

The exhibition of Free style works

Free style is a floral style which do not have prescribed pattern. Each ikebana creator arranges own work freely while making use of the characteristics and texture of plants used. The wide variety of expression will be possible in Free style. Please enjoy various way of expressions, theme or intension of ikebana at the 7th floor.


The Precincts of Rokkakudo Temple

Four ikebana works arranged by students who learned at Classical Rikka / Rikka Kenkyu-shitsu will be exhibited at the precincts of Rokkakudo Temple. Please enjoy ikebana harmonized with the solemn temple.

*Admission free

*There will be no night visit this year.


Ikebana Historical Museum

Special Exhibition “The Prince Shotoku and Rokkakudo Temple / Ikenobo”

Commemorating 1400 anniversary of Prince Shotoku’s death, paintings, statues, and ikebana materials relate to the prince will be exhibited. The work arranged by the Headmaster Designate, Senko Ikebana will be exhibited the museum.  


Other Events


Special Lectures (limited to the members of Ikenobo Society of Floral Art)

Special Lectures by professors of Ikenobo Central Institute of Ikebana will be held.

*The lectures will be held in Japanese

Date and Time: Sunday, 27 March 2022

                       Morning Session: from 10:30 am / Afternoon Session 14:00 pm

Venue: Event Hall, 2nd Floor of the Ikenobo Headquarters Building

The details and registration


Chuken-sai Prize “The best work chosen by students of the Ikenobo Central Institute of Ikebana”

The best work of the exhibition will be decided by the vote of Students of Ikenobo Central Institute of Ikebana. The works exhibited at the 4th floor will be the object to the prize. The vote will make on the fist day of first and second term of the exhibition.


Hana Kuyo (memorial service for flowers)” the Buddhist service for 1400 anniversary of the Prince Shotoku’s death

Flowers will be offered at the Rokkakudo Temple as a memorial service for flowers. For this year, the memorial service will be held commemorating the 1400 anniversary of the Prince Shotoku’s death. The dedicator will be appointed from the graduates of 45th term of Tokubetu-ka.

Date and Time: Saturday, 26 March 2022  

                       from 11:00 am

Venue: Rokkakudo Temple

*Flower parade will not be held this year


Photos from 2021 Ikenobo Spring Exhibition

Place Kyoto, Japan
Venue Iemoto Dojo, Ikenobo Headquarters Building, the Precincts of Rokkakudo Temple, Karasuma stage
*There will be no exhibits at WEST 18 building.
Date 25 March, 2022 to 28 March, 2022
Schedule First term: 25th(Fri) and 26th(Sat)
Second term: 27th(Sun) and 28th(Mon)
*The exhibited works will be changed each term but some works will exhibited the whole duration.
Time 10:00am ~ 17:00pm
*The venue will be closed at 16:00pm on 26th(Sat) and 28th(Mon).
Admission fee Ticket purchased at the door: 800yen
Advance Ticket: 400yen
Exhibited works About 600
Sponsor Ikenobo Headquarters, Ikenobo Society of Floral Art
Support Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, Kyoto Shimbun, Mainichi Newspapers Kyoto Branch, Yomiuri Shimbun Kyoto Branch, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Kyoto Branch, SANKEI SHIMBUN Kyoto Branch
Inquiry Kyomu-ka Department, Ikenobo Headquarters
Tel: +81-075-221-4550
e-mail: chuken@ikenobo.jp