Sogetsu Ikebana – The Joy of Creation

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement with a history of over 600 years. In the pursuit for deeper understanding of Ikebana, many different schools have evolved.

In Sogetsu School, anyone can enjoy Ikebana anytime, anywhere, using any material. The basic principle of Sogetsu is “Ikebana reflects the person who arranged it.” Using flowers, we create beauty with our own feelings. Join us to experience this joy of creation!



A series of standard textbooks are used to guide you through the basic learning of Sogetsu Ikebana.

You begin lessons with learning several styles called “kakei” (花型). With “kakei,” you will learn the basic rules and techniques for composing shapes, as well as familiarizing yourself with various kinds of plants and understanding their characteristics. “Sogetsu  Textbook 1・2” covers this part.

Once you have learned the basics by studying different styles, you are ready to deepen your understanding of Ikebana and express your own ideas freely, by focusing on three important elements; Line, Color, and Mass. “Sogetsu Textbook 3・4” is used to guide you on this stage.

Our classes are held at Fran’s Chocolates Georgetown store (5900 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA  98108).  We will provide everything you need, including flowers, a pair of scissors and a container, for your convenience. Once registered, all you have to do is to show up.

A drink of your choice is served during the class.  Plus you get to take home flowers you used, and also a box of 5-piece Fran’s chocolate truffles!

The fee for the class is $40 (including flowers, drink, and chocolates), which  may be paid via cash or check on the day of the class.

The maximum number of seats is 10.  The registration deadline is two days prior to the class.

Click here to register for the upcoming classes.


Class Schedule

Listed below is our class schedule. Thursday classes are from 3pm to 5pm, and Saturday classes are from 10:30am to 12:30pm. You can register for any or all classes, by clicking each date.


Thursday Ikebana Class: Dec 14, 2017

Thursday Ikebana Class

From 1:30pm to 3:30pm

At Fran's Chocolates in Georgetown

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About Instructor

Akemi Sagawa received her teaching certificate in 2000, and teaches Sogetsu Ikebana in the Seattle area. She has exhibited at various venues including Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, and Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival. She is a member of Mercer Island Sogetsu Branch and a board member of Ikebana International Seattle Chapter #19.

Akemi’s flower name, Kohjun (虹潤), means Rainbow in Abundance.

Akemi's contact information:

Akemi Sagawa/ Instructor, I Love Ikebana
Seattle, WA


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