Nagiere Arrangements


Free Style Workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2015, Free Style Workshop

  • Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email.
  • Time: 9am - 12 noon
  • Location: Scottsdale Senior Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Pat Maguire
  • Lesson: Free Style ** This is the 1st in the series for the new Free Style Curriculum. Please bring a free style vase.
  • Cost: Member: $25.00, Non-member: $30.00 ** Workbook:$22.00, Free Style Vase: $90.00
    ** This course includes a workbook which may be purchased for $22.00. There is also a special Kenzan and vase which may be purchased for $90.00. Please note on your check or in your coorespondence to Jan Jensen whether you are purchasing the workbook and special vase/kenzan or just the workbook.**
  • ** You have the option of ordering the special vase/kenzan after you see them at the first workshop.**

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Remember to bring a container suitable for the arrangement,  hasami (scissors), kenzan, bucket and trash bag.

Class Reservations can be made by RSVP to Jan Jensen at or (480) 836-1486.

Please respond to Jan before the registration deadline, to ensure the appropriate number of materials are purchased.

Checks should be sent to Jan at 16833 E. Kingstree Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. This will hold your place in class. Your cancelled check will be your receipt. There will be no cancellations or refunds.

General Information
WORKSHOP REMINDERS: Will be sent via email in advance of each workshop.
LOCATIONS: The Scottsdale Senior Center is at 10440 E. Via Linda in Scottsdale.
The El dorado Park and Community Center is at 2311 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale (corner of Miller and Oak)
The Horizon Community Center is at 15444 N. 100th Street, Scottsdale

Students should bring the following items to classes:
Container(s) appropriate for the workshop being taught
Hasami (scissors)
Bucket for water to hold your plant material while doing arrangement
Wires, wire cutters, tape
Vase (appropriate for arrangement)
Paper or plastic bag for debris
Personal Class Attendance sheet

The Ikenobo Yearbook is available to members. If you have not received your copy, contact Connie School, Scholl at (480) 991-0133 or email: . An electronic copy (without the members list) is included here or via the Newsletter archive.

Click here for a printable Workshop Checklist and Workshop Etiquette document


Containers from the Collection of Janet Ikeda

Janet IkedaIkenobo Ikebana Society of Arizona expresses profound gratitude to Janet Ikeda for the donation of containers from her collection. We thank Janet for making these vases available to us. Our arranging flowers in them will ensure that her love of Ikenobo ikebana continues.

You may view all off the containers from the Collection by clicking on the image below or by clicking on this link.

Janet Ikeda Container 
Please contact Linnéa Storm with questions or to arrange a viewing or purchase. (Phone: 480 483-8307; email:

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Workshop Schedule
The workshop schedule is available in the yearbook. Note that any changes to the schedule will be posted on the website on the main page under upcoming workshops or Events/Classes, but the Newsletter is NOT updated. Be sure to refer to the website, facebook or your email (members) for changes to the schedule.



The Ikenobo School is the oldest school of Ikebana or Japanese flower arranging dating from the 15th century.  Based in Kyoto, the traditional cultural capital of Japan, Ikenobo stresses the inherent nature of  flowers and plants, and it allows one to express personal feelings through this art form. 

The Arizona Chapter of Ikenobo Ikebana was founded in 1964 and chartered in 1974.   We hold workshops  throughout the year led by certified teachers.  New members are always welcome.

Visiting Professor from Japan: Makoto Fujii Workshops

Professor FujiiOur Visiting Professor from Japan, Makoto Fujii, led the class in 3 separate workshops in addition to the demonstration luncheon co-hosted with ikebana of Arizona. In addition to the workshop, the class helped the Professor celebrate his birthday on Thrusday with a special 'free-style' cake, created by Wanda LaLoggia.

Professor Makoto Fujii lives in Kyoto, Japan, and he is now a member of the Ikenobo Kyoto Chapter.

Professor Fujii began his study of Ikenobo ikebana in 2001, and in 2005 he graduated from Ikenono Bunka Gakuin. In 2009, he completed the Advanced Course of the Ikenobo Central Training Institute, Ikenobo Headquarters, Kyoto. He has since completed the Special Advanced Courses in Rikka of the Ikenobo Central Training Institute and has taken the 3-day Course since 2011.
In 2011, Professor Fujii participated in an Ikenobo event in Taipei International Flora Exposition. Professor Fujii teaches ikebana at Ikenobo Junior College. Group

In addition to his teaching and study of Ikenobo, Professor Fujii enjoys traveling, bowling, viewing musical and Kabuki.

You may select the Workshop Photos link to see all the arrangements from this and previous workshops. The professor's arrangements from the luncheon demonstration are also available as a pdf file under the newsletter link or by clicking here.