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 Orange Trumpet or Huapala blossoms, Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawai'i  Honolulu Chapter 56

Calendar of Events and Community Service

Honolulu Chapter 56* schedules events based on our fiscal calendar, which begins on June 1 and ends on May 31.  Officers serve for two year terms.  Therefore, you will see our Membership luncheon meetings in September and our Aloha luncheon meetings in May.  The luncheons include a brief business meeting and activity. 

Events that are community service are designated with a CS and those that are educational have an Ed after the title.  Our calendar lists the many events that are scheduled for the year.  All events are open to members and the public.  If you are interested in a specific activity, please contact us for more information at

2017-2018 Calendar of Events

 Membership Luncheon (Ed)    
Sunday September 10, 2017                Waialae Country Club               

Program: Chigiri-e

Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form that uses handmade, hand dyed washi paper to create exquisite works of art. Our Speaker is Lily Nakao of the Hakubi School of Chigiri-e.                                                


Garden Tour Waimanalo (Ed)                          

Sunday, October 22, 2017                   

A visit to a Waimanalo garden followed by a stop at a senior Sensei’s Waimanalo home invites us to share conversation and fellowship.  


 Special Occasion Centerpieces Workshop (Ed)  

Sunday, November 12, 2017               Moiliili Community Center

Joyce Kaneshiro will share the art of creating joyful centerpieces for special occasions.


New Year Luncheon (Ed)

Sunday January 21, 2018                       3660 On The Rise                                                       

Program: Bouquets to Art

Art inspired floral designs demonstrated and exhibited.


Kumihimo Workshop  (Ed)                               

Sunday, February 18, 2018                  Moiliili Community Center

Kumihimo is the art of Japanese braiding.  Sensei Carol Nagano, assisted by her student Gale Kobayashi, will help students create their own kumihimo piece.


Haku Lei Workshop (Ed)

Sundays, April 15 &22, 2018                   Honolulu Museum of Art School at LInekona

Learn the technique for creating haku lei from maser instructor Brian Choy.


newInstallation Luncheon                                            

Sunday May 20, 2018                              The Willows                                                   

Program: Introduction and installation of new officers.       

Community Service

Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56’s mission is to perpetuate the Japanese art of Ikebana through education and community service.  Chapter 56 is comprised of several active ikebana schools who come together to share friendships through flowers and engage in the art of flower arranging and Japanese culture.

We actively plan and engage in community service projects throughout the year.  Educational workshops are held on ikebana and various related arts.  If your school or organization wishes to have a member or a group from Ikebana International provide a demonstration or hands-on workshop, please submit the following. 

All requests must be in writing and submitted at least two months prior to the event.  Please indicate the date, time and place, as well as organization/school, contact person, budget available for the project and the approximate number of people involved.   Please contact us for more information at  Some projects we have undertaken are shown below:

Liliha Library floral arrangements CS

Moiliili Community Center florals for fundraiser dinners  CS

Tokai University teachers’ demonstrations and workshops CS/Ed

Japanese Consulate special floral arrangements CS

East West Center Nippon Culture Day demonstrations and workshop CS/Ed

State Library demonstration CS/Ed

School Outreach - demonstrations and hands-on sessions for Japanese Language classes CS/Ed

Hawaii State Museum - Children's classes Ed

  CS = Community Service

  Ed = Educational

High School class

* II Chapter 56 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Tax-deductible contributions, including new or gently used items, are gratefully accepted. . It's as easy as submitting this form with your donation payment or contact for more information.