The latest gallery can be found by clicking here: Galleries. Alternatively, go to the Menu, click on Galleries then on the first one – the Rendez-Vous Exhibition. Click on individual pictures and you will see them in full size.
An exhibition, titled Rendez-Vous Ikebana, offered by the Ohara School of Ikebana, Ottawa Chapter and the Embassy of Japan on October 15 and 16, 2022, was enjoyed by all.
The School has added the category of Associate Membership, with the approval of our Headquarters in Japan. Previously membership was open only to Ohara teachers, students, and former students of the Ohara School. Associate membership in the Ottawa Chapter is now open to anyone in the community who has an interest in the Ohara School of Ikebana. Associate Members will receive newsletters and other communications and may attend Chapter activities and events, based on space availability. Associate Members may purchase some books and supplies through the Chapter. Associate Members are non-voting members and may not submit arrangements in formal exhibitions of the Ohara School though of course can attend and take part. Associate membership costs will remain at the same level as for regular members. To become a member please contact the Membership Chair, Michelle Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following is the site of the website of “Exhibition of Ohara School of Ikebana, Ottawa Chapter” where you will find Greetings from the Ambassador, Greetings from our President, Wendy Juka Batson, information about the Ohara School and the Ottawa Chapter as well as links to several videos. The first video is a guided tour of the Exhibition arrangements presented by Michelle Barron. In the second video Derek Jusen Kitchen presents “7 ikebana arrangements of the Ohara School” which is a great teaching video. There are several other videos including demonstrations by Hiroki Ohara, Headmaster of the Ohara School.
This is the main exhibition site:
The Video of Tour of Exhibition of Ohara School of Ikebana, Ottawa Chapter is at:
“7 ikebana arrangements of the Ohara School” by Derek Jusen Kitchen is at:
Check Facebook for “Embassy of Japan in Ottawa” where our Exhibition Chair, Liz Armstrong, has prepared for the Embassy excellent pictures of arrangements and superb explanations. These appear every few days during the exhibition so you might want to “follow” the Embassy. The site is:
This year members were encouraged to force some of their own branches, or to pick some up from Derek Kitchen that members had contributed. They were invited to submit pictures of the result and you can see them on the Gallery, or by clicking here.
You will recall that the Embassy of Japan hosted a virtual exhibition ‘Drift Away’ that featured arrangements constructed outside and displayed on September 26, 2020 in three Ottawa locations and one Gananoque location. The Embassy constructed a virtual exhibition and ‘tours’ were conducted and subsequently available to view. These images have been placed in a gallery in the menu called Drift Away Exhibition – 2020. In addition to the lawn arrangements, members submitted other arrangements which were included in the Exhibition and are shown here also. The Embassy also featured many summitted arrangements on their Facebook page and these also are included in the Gallery.
The Embassy of Japan in Ottawa has posted our 2020 Exhibition, most of it from a drive-by event of large arrangements that was held in Ottawa and Gananoque on September 26. Please go to https://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/Virtual_Ohara_Ikebana_2020_main.html
Also, on Facebook, go to Embassy of Japan and see daily entries of arrangements at their website.
Two Ottawa members exhibited (see below) in this wonderful collection that you can find by clicking or inserting this site: https://youtu.be/xRTkjI2SWmk
The following is a Radial Form by Nancy MacLeod with: Magnolia, Curly Willow, Daffodils, Muscari “Blue Grape” Hyacinth, and Lady’s Mantle Foliage.
The following is a Realistic Landscape Moribana by Helen Westington with: Japanese Quince, Pasque Flower, and Cotoneaster
Mariefrance Toffin has sent an excellent display from New York City that you can access by clicking here: Lewis Miller Design Flower Flash NYC_