Ikebana Workshop in a 200 Year Old Ryokan

You’ll get a hands-on introduction to Japanese flower arranging, using seasonal branches and flowers to create beautiful compositions, as well as an overview of the materials/tools necessary for ikebana.

To start, I’ll serve you green tea and a sweet while we chat about the history of ikebana (originating 500 years ago right here in Kyoto!) and its evolution into a contemporary art form. Then you’ll have the chance to try a classical composition, emphasizing season, lines, space, and form. Finally, let your creativity run wild and use the same floral materials to create your own freestyle arrangement. We’ll include dedicated time for photos so you can capture your finished arrangements.

Workshops are held on the 1st floor of historic Kinse Ryokan, which dates back approximately 250 years and was first constructed when the neighborhood was an active geisha district.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Literary, Art & Music Tours




You’ll get a hands-on introduction to Japanese flower arranging, using seasonal branches and flowers to create beautiful compositions, as well as an overview of the materials/tools necessary for ikebana.

To start, I’ll serve you green tea and a sweet while we chat about the history of ikebana (originating 500 years ago right here in Kyoto!) and its evolution into a contemporary art form. Then you’ll have the chance to try a classical composition, emphasizing season, lines, space, and form. Finally, let your creativity run wild and use the same floral materials to create your own freestyle arrangement. We’ll include dedicated time for photos so you can capture your finished arrangements.

Workshops are held on the 1st floor of historic Kinse Ryokan, which dates back approximately 250 years and was first constructed when the neighborhood was an active geisha district.

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Stop At: Kinse Ryokan, 79 Nishishinyashiki Tayūchō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8827, Japan

All workshops take place in the historic Kinse Ryokan building. We will spend the entirety of the workshop here learning ikebana history, techniques, creating arrangements, and photographing them.

Duration: 2 hours