Okinawan Cherry
Okinawan cherry from Waihiawa, O'ahu, Hawai'i  Honolulu Chapter 56


Welcome to the Home Page of Ikebana International, Honolulu Chapter 56.

Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging.  Our motto is "Friendship through flowers."

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President's Message

Welcome to the website for Hawaii’s Ikebana International Chapter 56!

Our Honolulu Chapter 56 was established in 1961. This means that for almost 60 years, our members have been sharing their friendship through flowers with others. We are extremely lucky to enjoy fellowship with many different ikebana schools in Hawaii including Ichiyo, Ikebana Sangetsu, Ikenobo, Ishida, Kin Sen Ryu, Moa Kohrinka, Ohara, Saga Goryu, Sayegusa, Sogetsu, Toin Misho, and Wafu. Our members all learn from each other and enjoy sharing their inspiring floral creations.

I am honored to serve as the 30th president of our Honolulu Chapter. I hope to continue to foster this wonderful fellowship through planned events, which will share our love for flowers, ikebana and the Japanese culture.

Every year our Honolulu Chapter strives to conduct or support ikebana activities for the public. Some of our community service efforts have included:

·        Youth classes (Grades 1-6) for Ikebana at Mo`ili`ili Community Center

·        Ikebana student workshops at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and several public and private middle and high schools

·        Ikebana demonstrations

·        Ikebana exhibits at the Honolulu Museum of Art and Honolulu Hale

·        Fundraisers for non-profit organizations

·        Flower arrangements for the Japanese Consulate

 We also schedule fellowship activities for our members and their guests, which feature invited speakers and ikebana exhibits:

·        Membership luncheon in September

·        New Year’ luncheon in January

·        Aloha Luncheon in May

·        Various cultural workshops (e.g., washi paper, centerpiece arranging, haku lei making, Kumihimo, Nunozouri, )

·        Garden tour of local estates


So check out our website and visit us on our Facebook page!

We hope that we can further your interest in flowers and the beauty of flower arranging into developing a greater enjoyment of ikebana.


In Friendship through Flowers,


Darryl Tagami,

Ikebana International, Chapter #56 President, 2018-2020