Ikenobo School
Ikebana began with Ikenobo over 500 years ago in Japan and is said to be the origin of Ikebana.  Ikenobo considers a flower's bud most beautiful, for within the bud is the energy of life's opening toward the future.
Ohara School
The Ohara School was founded in late nineteenth century when Japan opened itself to the influence of Western culture. The founder created the Moribana arrangement in low, shallow containers. Ohara School emphasizes seasonal qualities, growth processes, and the beauty of natural environment.
Sogetsu School
In 1927 the Sogetsu School was founded in Japan. Sogetsu Ikebana will suit any kind of space, Japanese or Western and enrich its atmosphere. Sogetsu School  encourages Ikebana students to be individual and imaginative.
Ikebana International Headquarters
Ikebana International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the Japanese art of flower arranging. The organization is headquartered in Tokyo Japan.
Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)
JASC engages people of all ages to experience Japanese American history and culture and to improve their well-being through innovative, high quality programs and services tailored to the multicultural community.
The Consulate General of Japan at Chicago