2023 Ikenobo Spring Exhibition

Mar 1, 20232023 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 700 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.


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, 26 March 2023

                       Morning Session: 10:50 am ~12:00 pm 

                          Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm ~3:10 pm

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

The details and registration


Chuken-sai Prize 

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 7th floor of WEST 18 bulding 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)” 

Flowers will be offered at the Rokkakudo Temple as a memorial service for flowers. The dedicator will be appointed from the graduates of 46th term of Tokubetu-ka.

Date and Time: Saturday, 25 March 2023 

                       from 11:00 am

Venue: Rokkakudo Temple

*Flower parade will not be held this year


Place Kyoto, Japan
Venue Iemoto Dojo, Ikenobo Headquarters Building, the Precincts of Rokkakudo Temple, WEST 18 building
*There will be no exhibits at Karasuma stage.
Date 24 March, 2023 to 27 March, 2023
Schedule First term: 24th(Fri) ・ 25th(Sat)
Second term: 26th(Sun) ・27th(Mon)
*The exhibited works will be changed each term but some works will exhibited the whole duration.
Time 10:00am ~ 5:00pm
Admission fee Ticket purchased at the door: 800yen
Advance Ticket: 400yen
・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
Exhibited works About 700
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