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Ikebana International

Ikebana International (I.I.) is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. When the late Ellen Gordon Allen founded the organization in 1956, her dream was to create an organization uniting the peoples of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana. That dream has now spread to over 50 countries/area, with 161 chapters and membership of approximately 7,600 persons.

Ikebana International does not teach any single type of ikebana. Rather, it is an interest group made up of people of many nationalities who enjoy ikebana and other arts of Japan. Many of the members have studied ikebana; some have not.

Those who have studied ikebana have learned from many different schools. Some schools of ikebana stress classic styles; other focus on contemporary forms, and some blend the two. Each of the hundreds of schools of ikebana takes its own approach to arranging flowers. At I.I. meetings, students and teachers share openly their own schools' inspirations, styles, philosophy, history, and techniques.

A unique feature of Ikebana International is that the organization was founded by and is still administered by volunteers.

Registered Name: Ippan Shadan Hojin Ikebana International
Established: August 17, 1956
Honorary President: H.I.H. Princess Takamado
Current President: Junko Katano (2016-2017)
Honorary Advisors: Etsuko Hattori, Haruhiko Ishikawa,
Tsunenari Tokugawa, Wakako Ohara
Int'l Parliamentarian: Kathy Roper
Legal Advisor: Yoshimasa Usui (Usui & Partners)
Accounting Auditor: Mikio Koyano (Koyano C.P.A Office)
Headquarters: Misaki Building
3-28-9 Kanda Ogawacho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-0052, Japan
Telephone: +81-(0)3-3293-8188
Facsimile: +81-(0)3-3294-2272
E-mail: ikebana@ikebanahq.org
Website: http://www.ikebanahq.org
Chapters and Members: 161 chapters with 7,600 members in over 50 countries / areas

2016-2017
International Board Directors, Auditor and Accounting Auditor
International President Junko Katano
First Vice President Diana Salansky
Second Vice President Itsumi Yamamoto
Third Vice President Keiko Kuroda
Recording Secretary Nobuko Sakata
Corresponding secretary Mieko Tomiya
Treasurer Tomiko Uesato
Assistant Treasurer Miyoko Watanabe
Historian Kumiko Kameoka
Amendment Director Keiko Nonoyama
Convention Director Kenjiro (Ken) Katayama
Development Director Junko Narui
Nominating Director Rumiko van der Valk
Protocol Director Shizuko Okubo
Publication Director Noriyo Nagasaki
Public Relations Director Yoko Kanda
Translation Director Junko Nakajima
Coordinating Director Kazuko Yano
Website Director Yoko Sowa
Auditor Yoshimasa Usui
Accounting Auditor Mikio Koyano
International Parliamentarian Kathy Roper


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