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Shoka Shimputai Workshop with Lauren Toth

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • Click on the link to RSVP if you are not a member. Members will be sent a link via email. (available soon)
  • Time: 9am - 12 noon
  • Location: Scottsdale Senior Center (see map below)
  • Sensei: Lauren Toth
  • Lesson: Shoka Shimputai
  • Cost: Member: $25.00, Non-member: $30.00

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

Class Reservations can be made via the link above, or by RSVP to the evite.

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

Make checks out to Ikenobo of Arizona. Checks should be sent to David Payne, 349 West Dobbins Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041. This will hold your place in class. Your canceled check will be your receipt. There will be no cancellations or refunds. If you have questions, please contact David Payne at or (602) 276-5948.



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




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.

Futakabuike Shoka Workshop with Bev Tall

Professor FujiiSensei Bev Tall presented our first Futakabuike Shoka workshop for this year. This beautiful arrangement is considered a dual arrangement, using two kenzans in one container. Bev chose to teach the class how to create the land and water version..

Bev has been studying Ikenobo Ikebana for about 12 years. She has attended workshops in Arizona, and Nevada and has also studied at the Ikenobo Headquarters in Kyoto. Bev creates a different arrangement each week which she places in the local library in Fountain Hills . Bev's artistic eye is not limited to Ikebana. She is also a well respected orchid judge and has traveled all over the world to judge orchid shows. She is involved in creating bonsai and in gardening and she has a greenhouse at her home that abounds with numerous varieties of orchids and other flowers and plants.

You may select the Workshop Photos link to see all the arrangements from this and previous workshops.


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