Officers

Additional Links of Interest

Web Administrator : Emiko Suzuki      

Web Team : Sayo Harris, Pam Kolb, John Lawson, Beverly Barbour                                                     

Chapter Advisors : Stephanie English,  Emiko Suzuki

Ikebana International Links

We meet every month, the third Thursday at the First Congregational Church in Hendersonville, NC. See more detail here.

Ikenobo School of Ikebana 



   The history of Ikenobo is the history of ikebana.  Ikebana began with Ikenobo and although over the past 500 years other schools have branched off from Ikenobo, Ikenobo is said to be the origin of ikebana.  Ikenobo's history encompasses both the traditional and the modern, the two continually interacting to encourage new development in today's ikebana.

   Founded in 1991, our chapter celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011.  Several members of our chapter have been active members for all of this time.  If you are interested in learning about Japanese flower arranging, please come to one of our meetings.  Visitors are always welcome.

    Meetings of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society Blue Ridge Chapter are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m., First Congregational Church of Hendersonville, 1735 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville NC 28739.  

    For information, please call 828-696-4103. We would love to have you join us.

President : Beverly Barbour 

Vice President : Laura Felt 

Recording Secretary : Connie Hanna 

Corresponding Secretary : Connie Hanna

Treasurer : Janet DeSimone

Ikenobo Links



 Our chapter consists of individuals who are at all levels of study, from novice to professors of Ikenobo. We are all learning together the beautiful art of Ikebana through studying with our senseis (instructors), workshops with visiting professors, and through demonstrations of styles and our practicing these styles at our monthly meetings. We would love to have you join us. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about an upcoming meeting, you are invited to contact President Beverly Barbour: ncnativeazalea@gmail.com  

We enjoy learning the way of flowers 

Local teacher

Emiko Suzuki, Senior Professor 4th grade, teaches Ikenobo Ikebana in Hendersonville NC.  Please call her at (828) 226-2979 or email her at IkenoboHVL@gmail.com for more information.