Ikebana International

Sacramento Chapter #26


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Welcome to Sacramento Chapter #26 of Ikebana International

Friendship Through Flowers

The Sacramento Chapter of Ikebana International was organized 56 years ago and became the 26th chartered Chapter on September 29, 1959. Mrs. Molly Kimura and the late Marie Summers and others interested in the propagation of Japanese culture in the Sacramento area made it happen.

Members live in all the various counties that comprise the Sacramento Valley region. Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu schools are actively represented in the current membership. We are pleased to recall that the late Mrs. Rosamond Naegele, an international president of the organization, was a member of our chapter.

Programs are held at Shepard Garden & Arts Center 3300 McKinley Blvd. in McKinley Park in Sacramento throughout the year. Demonstrations may be presented by teachers of Ikebana and by tea ceremony teachers. Japanese music and dancing, cooking, origami, and other educational programs have also been held as well as field trips to places of Japanese cultural interest.

The Chapter participates in the Sacramento Camellia Show each year. Bus trips to San Francisco Bay Area Ikebana International flower shows are a Chapter tradition. We support My Sisters House, a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs of women and children impacted by domestic violence in the diverse local Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Membership is open to all persons interested in Japanese cultural activities and the art of Japanese flower arrangements (Ikebana) regardless of previous experience.

We welcome new members throughout the year and invite you to join our Chapter.  The application form for membership can be downloaded from here.