Okinawan Cherry
Okinawan cherry from Waihiawa, O'ahu, Hawai'i  Honolulu Chapter 56


Welcome to the Home Page of Ikebana International, Honolulu Chapter 56.

Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging.  Our motto is "Friendship through flowers."
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President's Message


Welcome to Hawaii’s Ikebana International Chapter 56 website. Our organization includes eleven schools: Ichiyo, Ikenobo, Ishida, Ikebana Sangetsu, Kin Sen, MOA Kohrinka, Ohara, Saga Goryu, Sogetsu, Toin Misho, and Wafu. Despite our small number of schools, we host workshops and an exhibition throughout the year.

Our amazing website is constantly updated. Please visit us often to see what Chapter 56 is doing in the 50th state. Plan a vacation around our events like many ikebana artists do. Come meet the family of Chapter 56 and renew old friendships, or participate in workshops, exhibitions or luncheons. Meet the people of Hawaii and do ikebana with some Hawaiian flavor.

Can’t come to a specific event? Perhaps you will be visiting when we are teaching a youth ikebana class. Throughout the year, we hold classes for young people with the intent to expose them to the art of ikebana. Want to get a real local ikebana experience? Contact our website for details about when you can volunteer to assist at one of our youth classes. You won’t regret it.

So browse through our website and visit us on our Facebook page. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to have you back here soon.

In Friendship through Flowers,


Earl M. Shimabukuro,