The joy of creation



In 1927, when everybody believed practicing Ikebana meant following established forms, Sofu Teshigahara recognized Ikebana as a creative art and founded the Sogetsu School. Under him, Ikebana became a creative and progressive Art. His philosophy was that anyone can enjoy Ikebana, anytime, anywhere, using any material. One can place Sogetsu Ikebana at one’s entrance, in the living room or on one’s kitchen table. It will suit any kind of space, Japanese or Western and enrich its atmosphere.

The basic techniques are taught by instructors and the Sogetsu School of Ikebana believes that it is not an exclusive Japanese art limited to a few. Sogetsu students are encouraged to be creative and imaginative.

The word Flo’Work means Flower Work; Flo’Work is a display, which is commissioned for a public space, a hotel lobby, a banquet room, a shop window, an atrium, etc. Many Sogetsu teachers are very proficient in this field.

The present Headmistress of the Sogetsu School, Ms. Akane Teshigahara is the 4th generation Iemoto (Headmistress). She has through exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations conducted around the world, shown people of all generations, the glory of creatively arranging flowers.