Monstera, Allerton Garden, Kauai, 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

new2024-2025 Calendar of Events

September 15, 2024 - Autumn Membership Luncheon (Ed)
    Gyotaku, Pearl City

October 19, 2024 - Wagashi Workshop (Ed)
    Mo`ili`ili Community Center
    Instructor: Dawn Sur

November 17, 2024 - Oshibana Workshop (Ed)
    Instructor: May Hiraoke-Tomita

January 25, 2025 - New Year's Luncheon (Ed)
    The Pig & The Lady, Honolulu

Feb or March, 2025 - Plastic Fencing Hana Dome Workshop (Ed)
    Instructor: Earl Shimabukuro

May 18, 2025 - Aloha Luncheon (Ed)
    3660 on the Rise, Honolulu

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:

Moiliili Community Center -- hands-on sessions with Japanese students and arrangements for fundraiser dinners  CS/Ed

Japanese Consulate -- special floral arrangements CS

UH Manoa Dept of E. Asian Lang, Japanese Section's Culture Day -- demonstrations and workshop CS/Ed

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

Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch -- arrangements for fund raising CS

Manoa Senior Care Facility - holiday arrangements CS

  CS = Community Service

  Ed = Educational

Flowers for MCC Banquet

* 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.