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28 April - 30 April

Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127

See & Hear // 日本花道展示

Ikebana Demonstration by Ohara Ikebana School

Community Education Hall


Ikebana (生け花) is also known as kadō (華道, "way of flowers"). The tradition dates back to the Heian period (794 to 1185), where floral offerings were made at altars.

In the Muromachi period (1336-1573) Ikebana was established as an art form and became used to decorate the tokonoma (alcove).

Ikebana is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation and chadō for tea and the tea ceremony.

Our demonstrators are members of the Ohara 小原流 School. The school emphasises seasonal qualities, natural growth processes, and the beauty of natural environments as the observation of nature is of core importance.

Ms. Hiroko Hayashi

Ms. Hiroko Hayashi started to learn flower arrangement at the Ohara School of Ikebana in January 2015. As well as attending Ms. Misae Natsume's class once a week, she has intensive lessons at the Ohara School Headquarters in Tokyo for 3 months every year. She recently got her second degree assistant Master qualification while she was in Japan for 17 months consecutively. Now she is an instructor of frame Ikebana arrangement and teaching it online.

Ikebana arrangement
Practitioners of kado

Ikebana Demonstration at BBDF

Ikebana Demonstration by Ohara Ikebana School

  • Saturday
till 1:00pm