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Ikebana Workshops in Dublin | PHOTO GALLERY

On 29th October we welcomed our good friend Tomoko Sempo Yanagi, Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana Society and Chairperson of Ikenobo UK and Ireland Group to Dublin for two in-person Ikebana Workshops at the Warrenmount Community Education Centre.

We would like to thank everyone who joined Ikebana workshops, and we are delighted that so many people had an amazing opportunity to learn about the history and traditions of the beautiful and delicate Ikebana flower arranging art together with Ikebana master Tomoko Sempo Yanagi.

Huge thanks to Tomoko san for sharing her passion for Ikebana with all the participants, and inspiring everyone to discover more about this unique and beautiful part of Japanese culture. During the workshop participants created their own Ikebana arrangements using seasonal flowers and plants.

We also would like to thank Warrenmount Community Education Centre and Pauline McGaley for hosting our event, welcoming everyone at the venue and looking after us on the day!

Photos: Raymond Hegarty and Eddie Hughes

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Spring Ikebana Workshops with Tomoko Sempo Yanagi

We are delighted to invite you to join our spring ‘Ikebana Workshops’ organised in cooperation with Tomoko Sempo Yanagi, Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana Society and Chairperson of Ikenobo UK and Ireland Group, and hosted by Warrenmount Education Centre.
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Discover the art and history of Ikebana, learn specific Ikebana techniques and have a hands-on experience creating beautiful Ikebana flower arrangements for your home!
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Date: Saturday, 23rd March 2024
Time: Two workshops will be offered on the day: 10.30 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 2.30 PM
Venue: Warrenmount Education Centre, 15/17 Mill Street, Dublin 8, D08 V58X
Please note there is no parking available at the venue, and we kindly ask that you plan your arrival and parking options in advance.
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Tickets:
* €35 for one workshop | €65 for two workshops (includes: workshop, flowers, materials)Please note that you have to bring your own Kenzan, minimum size 2.75 inch / 7cm diameter when choosing this workshop/s.
* €55 for one workshop | €85 for two workshops (includes: workshop, flowers, materials + 1 Kenzan)
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Gift: Workshop attendees can join one complimentary online class (30 mins) from April to June to follow up with Ikebana leaning.
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* Vases will be on loan.

* Extra Kenzan can be purchased at the workshop (€20) if stock lasts.

* Ikebana scissors can be purchased at the workshop (€40) if you pre-book in advance.

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Bookings: To book your ticket, please contact us by Monday, 18th March by email: info@ija.ie or call us: 01-6787008.
Cancellations: Cancellations have to be made by Monday, 18th March. After this date refunds will not be available.
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Event plan:

* History, philosophy and traditions of Ikebana flower arranging art.

* Demonstration of Ikebana flower arranging by Tomoko Sempo Yanagi.

* Opportunity for participants to create their own Ikebana arrangements with the guidance from Tomoko Sempo Yanagi and her assistants.

* Photo option of the finished arrangements.

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About Ikebana
Ikebana is an ancient and meditative Japanese art of flower arranging, initiated by Ikenobo in Kyoto, and cherished by emperors, high-ranked warriors, and lords for a long period of time. It dates back over 550 years and is still practiced as a highly respected cultural art form all over the world, maintaining traditional methods and incorporating several new styles that have developed over history.
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Flowers are not only beautiful, but they could reflect the passing of time, and how we respond to an ever-changing future. There is beauty not only in an open flower, but also a flower’s bud which holds the energy of life as it opens towards the future. Together with flowers, humans are vital parts of nature and arranging Ikebana expresses this awareness. – Tomoko Sempo Yanagi
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About Tomoko Sempo Yanagi
Tomoko Sempo Yanagi is a president of Ikenobo UK and Ireland Group and holds professor status with the Ikenobo School of Ikebana. Experienced in Ikebana since childhood. Her first public Ikebana demonstration was in California in 1989. After she moved to the UK in 1998, she exhibited her Ikebana works and conducted workshops at various places and occasions including The Embassy of Japan, Hammersmith and Fulham Flower Show, Google European HQ (Dublin), Cisco Poland, Flower Council of Holland, and a range of secondary schools in London. She was awarded a bronze medal at the Royal Horticultural Society, London Flower Show in 2001. Educated and lived in Japan, the US and the UK, she is also a mother of Irish/Japanese boys.
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