The Ohara School has existed for more than a hundred years, originating as moribana, a type of ikebana where flowers are “piled up” in a wide mouthed bowl. However, the school is a dynamic evolving organization. The Council of Ohara professors in Japan has recently adjusted the school’s curriculum for the new century, while respecting the ancestral traditions. The classification of arrangements is located on the Headquarter site.
The Ohara School abounds in teachers who are active in giving lessons to students all over the world. Teachers introduce students to the characteristics of plant materials such as branches, mosses, fruits and even vegetables to demonstrate methods of arrangements and the aesthetic feelings of the Japanese.