Immerse Yourself in Japanese Flower Arrangement

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival

10 & 11 Sep 2022 - Melbourne

07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Ikebana Dinner Show
Location: Ocha, 3 Church St, Hawthorn

Watch elegant ikebana creations by 3 artists, Shoan Lo, Shoto Duke & Shoka Healey unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a three course meal at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

10:00 AM
Hanadayori
Location: Online Exhibition

Launch of Hanadayori 花信 : Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibition. We plan to publish ikebana works with requests from the viewers in our website & YouTube. Visit Hanadayori 2022 page for the details.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Awards presentation for Wa Ikebana Award & Melbourne Ikebana Container Award - Hiroe Swen Award.
Each exhibitors (including ikebana container exhibitors) can invite up to 3 friends and family to the opening. If you are invited by an exhibitor, you don't need to book. The number of people you can invite may change due to the restriction. Please contact us (wa.ikebana@gmail.com) if you would like invite 4 or more people.

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhibition & Ikebana Container Award Exhibition
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Free Admission. All ikebana containers are for sale (Ikebana container award section only).

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artists Talk
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ikebana Demonstration
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Seven demonstrators will create Ikebana works in 6 min. each. This event is a great introduction to Ikebana. Some of our demonstrators are members of Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival Committee. We appreciate their hard work for this festival.
Fee: $20.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky
Location: Melbourne Recital Centre

Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by internationally renowned Paul Grabowsky AO.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhibition & Ikebana Container Award Exhibition
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Free Admission. All ikebana containers are for sale (Ikebana container award section only).

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ikebana for Men
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Immersion: Ikebana in Japanese
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium

English is not allowed in this workshop. All instructions are given only in Japanese. It is like attending an ikebana class in Japan. Ideal for the students doing VEC Japanese or for those who intend to visit Japan soon. Our instructor is a native Japanese speaker with a degree in applied linguistics.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artists Talk
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium

Duration: 50 min
Fee: $40
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Ikebana for Kids
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 45 min. Session 1 (13:00 -13:45) & Season 2 (14:00 - 14:45)
Age: Year 1 - Year 6
Fee: $25.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Conference
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to host a regular conference of the International Society of Ikebana Research (www.ikebana.link).
What is ikebana performance? International performance artist, Jill Orr will talk about performance art & her art practice, and will answer to the questions from ikebana practitioners around the world.

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Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky

Come and enjoy great, unforgettable show!

Join our exhibition. All Ikebana Schools Welcome!

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Local, Interstates and International Exhibitors Welcome!

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HANADAYORI: Ikebana by Request 2021

The flowers you have been waiting for have bloomed

Connecting ikebana artists with people all over the world 「日本語案内」もご参照ください。 

About Hanadayori

You can get to see a published photo of your very own personal arrangement from Ikebana artists in response to your request. Online exhibition & ebook for a global audience.

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Send us Your Request

All welcome. Anyone can make request.

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What Happens Next?

Toward the launch of Hanadayori 2022 on 3 September 2022

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For Ikebana Artists

Can I join this project as an Ikebana artist?

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Hanadayori 2021

We received a large number of positive and warm responses from people around the globe. We think we were able to show what ikebana can do; its amazing power to the world.

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Melbourne Ikebana Container Award & Exhibition

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to present an opportunity for ceramic artists to create artworks to inspire ikebana artists. Hiroe Swen will be the judge for this award. $1000 cash prize (non - acquisitive).


  • Date: 10.09.2022 11:00 AM - 11.09.2022 05:00 PM
  • Location: Rosina, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia (Map)

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CONTAINER AWARD FINALISTS

Ikebana Teachers at Wa

Find a reputable ikebana teacher near you

North Balwyn: Sogetsu School

Murrumbeena & City: Sogetsu School

St Kilda: Sogetsu School

Donvale: Sogetsu School

Geelong: Sogetsu School

Sogetsu School

Sogetsu School

Sogetsu School

Elsternwick / Kooyong: Sogetsu School

Goulburn, Canberra & Yass, NSW: Sogetsu School

South Turramurra NSW + Online: Sogetsu School (Komon)

Canberra: Sogetsu School

Clunes, NSW: Sogetsu School

Wentworth Falls, NSW: Sogetsu School

Tokyo: Shinsei School

Tokyo: Ikenobo

Fukuoka: Sogetsu School

Takasaki: Ikebana Shofu

Nagoya: Sogetsu School

Tokyo: Sogetsu School

Brittany, Metropolitan, France: Ikenobo

Madrid, Spain: Sogetsu School

Grimbergen, Belgium: Sogetsu School

Halifax, NS, Canada: Sogetsu School

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA: The Ichiyo School of Ikebana

Bethesda, USA: Ichiyo School

Mumbai, India: Sogetsu School

Hyderabad, India: Ohara School

Hanoi, Vietnam: Sogetsu School

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Ikebana from Melbourne 2021

This is our message of hope for a better time through flowers. We hope our small efforts will help to cheer up those of us experiencing the COVID blues. Visit our directory for the details of the participating artists.

  • Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

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