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Pietrasanta September 2 – 3 – 4 2022

Workshop with Matteo Raciti.

Via Aurelia Nord, 14-16, 55045 Pietrasanta LU

Basic course of cast paper and Roman cardboard (papier-mâché) for the realization of an Ikebana vase.

The course aims to create a papier-mâché vase following the various stages of processing, in order to teach participants the basic techniques for making paper objects.

The course is held in three days, from Friday to Sunday for a maximum of 10 participants.

Floraiku bis – Firenze – November 15 – 20, 2019

Exclusive event – Florence November 15, 2019 – h.18.30

Ikebana exhibition – Florence November 15 – 20, 2019.

Via Della Condotta 65/R, Firenze

Friday November 15 at the essential store in Campomarzio70 in Florence there will be a new exclusive event for the presentation of the Floraiku perfume line in which we will participate.

The Maison Floraïku has edited a series of high class perfumes dedicated to Japanese tradition (each of them accompanied by a specially designed haiku) and the essential Campomarzio70 store has decided to involve us in the official presentation of this truly spectacular perfume line. We are pleased to represent ikebana Sogetsu in Florence this time.

From Friday 15 in the essential store there will be some ikebana by Luca Ramacciotti and Silvia Barucci inspired by this line of perfumes, moreover, on November 15 evening guests will also be welcomed by two ikebana made by Luca Rmacciotti and Ilaria Mibelli for the occasion.

After the wonderful experience of Rome we return again to this particular paradise of perfumes a stone’s throw from the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Fiore to talk about the only path that unites ikebana with the world of perfumes.

Locandina dimostrazione presso Campomarzio70

Floraiku – Rome – November 5 – 10, 2019

Exclusive event – Rome November 6, 2019 – h.18.00

Ikebana exhibition – Rome November 5 – 10, 2019.

Via Vittoria 52, Roma

Wednesday November 6 at the essential store of Campomarzio70 there will be an exclusive event in which we will be present along with Mika Otani sensei.

The Maison Floraïku has produced a series of high class perfumes dedicated to ikebana (each of them accompanied by a specially designed haiku) and the essential store Campomarzio70 has decided to involve us in the official presentation of this line of truly spectacular perfumes. Once again, we represent Sogetsu ikebana in Rome in such a prestigious space.

From Tuesday 5 in the essential store there will be some of our arrangements inspired by this line of perfumes while on the 6th evening guests who want to intervene will also be greeted by an arrangement that the teacher Otani will realize for the occasion.

After the wonderful experience of Essenza we return again to this particular paradise of perfumes a stone’s throw from Piazza di Spagna to talk about the unique path that unites ikebana with the world of perfumes.

For anyone who wants to, we will be available, ready to welcome you, from 7.15 pm onwards.


Mika Otani in Rome – November 8 – 9 – 10, 2019

Ikebana demonstration – Rome – November 8, 2019 H.6.00 pm

Via Antonio Gramsci 74 Rome

Member of Ikebana International, Sogetsu Ikebana teacher, Mika Otani became very famous in Japan after her works have been featured onTV, fashion, film and live performances of music and theater.

Sogetsu ikebana seminar – Rome November 9 – 10, 2019.

At hotel dei Congressi in viale Shakespeare 29 Rome

Ikebana teacher Mika Otani The teacher Mika Otani will hold 3 very interesting workshops on Sogetsu school themes for all those who study ikebana..

Ikebana workshops for children and for beginners by Patrizia Ferrari – Meran April 26 – 27 , 2019

Meran – April 26 – 27, 2019

As part of the Merano Flower Festival, the teacher Patrizia Ferrari will hold three different ikebana workshops.
On April 26 and 27 in the morning on the Passeggiata Lungo Passiria there will be two workshops for children aged 5 and up. On April 27th at 2.30 pm in the Congress Hall of the Hotel Terme di Merano there will be a workshop for beginner adults. If you are in the area and want to get closer to ikebana, it is an unmissable opportunity for people of all ages. 

Ikebana demostration by Chiara Giani – Padua – March 23 – 24, 2019

Padova – 23 – 24 Marzo 2019 H.14.00

Via Niccolò Tommaseo 59 – Padova

Thanks to the help of the Italia-Giappone Ochacaffe association in Legnaro (PD), with a Sogetsu ikebana demonstration , the teacher Chiara Giani will be present in the meeting room of pavilion 7 of the Padua fair for the “Be Comics” event, the international festival of comics, games and pop culture, where the aforementioned association takes care of a small Japanese area with themed meetings and workshops. The demonstration will be preceded by a brief presentation on the art of ikebana (written in close collaboration with Sensei Luca Ramacciotti).

Merano Flower Festival – April 25 – 28, 2019

Thermenplatz – Merano
25-28 aprile

Thanks to the teacher from Merano Patrizia Ferrari , Concentus Study Group is back in the city of the Dolomites with the organization of the main event of the Merano Flower Festival together with the Merano Company.

For the occasion we invited the famous Ikebana artist Ilse Beunen, (Belgium – Sogetsu Azalea Study Group) who, in collaboration with the members of the Concentus Study Group and Angelika Mühlbauer (Munich – Germany) will realize “Connected”: a 20 m² work, with natural materials from the Merano area. The installation is a combination of metal structures, tendrils and flowering branches: materials that reflect the character of Merano.

The local school Luis Zuegg also participates in the collaboration under the guidance of Christian Raffl.

For the event Ikebana workshops are held by Angelika Mühlbauer and masters of our group.

Per maggiori informazioni la pagina dell’evento.


Hana monogatari – Storie di fiori – Ikebana demostration – Rome January 18, 2019

Rome – January 18, 2019  5.00 p.m.

Via Antonio Gramsci 74

On the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition “KIMONO or the art of wearing stories”
the Embassy of Japan in Italy and the Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome present

Meeting with Ikebana Schools

5.00 pm: exhibition finissage (exhibition space) guided tour – end of show toast
6.30 pm: presentation and demonstration of ikebana (Auditorium) by:
Mayumi Mezaki, Head Teacher of Ikebana Ikenobo
Silvana Mattei, Sub-Grand Master and Ikebana Group Leader Ohara A. L. U. Study Group
Lucio Farinelli, President of the Chapter of Rome and Luca Ramacciotti, Chairperson of the Sogetsu Concentus Study Group
Free admission while seats last.


Kimono or the art of wearing stories – January 7 – 19, 2019 – Roma

Roma – January 7 – 19, 2019

Istituto Giapponese di Cultura – Roma

The dress makes the monk, the child, the Japanese, the flower, as explained by the four sections of the exhibition, inspired by religion, childhood, tradition and nature, which unfold narratives and icons on fabric. From the private collection Manavello, in collaboration with the Museum of Civilizations of Rome, a selection of fine kimono man / woman / child of the first half of the last century shows (social) implications, (anthropological) stretches and stories, woven, embroidered, dyed thread and head, accompanied by ikebana Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu, dolls kites and all the beauty there is.
Concentus Study Group will represent the Sogetsu school from 7 to 19 January 2019.


La Via dei fiori – Ivrea – October 19 – 20 – 21, 2018

Ivrea – October 19 – 20 – 21, 2018

Ivrea, Museo Civico P.A. Garda

Opening: friday October 19 from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm
Opening hours :
Saturday October 20 from 3.00 pm until 7.00 pm
Sunday October 21: from 3.00 pm until 4.00 pm

Ticket: € 5,00 / € 4,00

Oriental art continues to be at home at the Garda Museum which will host, from 19 to 21 October “Ikebana – the way of flowers”, the international exhibition, realized with the contribution of the CRT Foundation and the Guelpa Foundation, under the patronage of the Consulate General of Japan in Italy and the Piedmont Region.

Artists of the Wafu Kai school in Ivrea led by Ingrid Galvagni Tosei, the Ohara schools in Milan, Kagei Adachi in Zurich, Sogetsu in Rome, Florence, Venice and Merano, and Ichiyo in Geneva, together for the first time in Italy, will exhibit their ikebana at the PA civic museum Garda.
The guest of honor of the exhibition will be Geneviève Kokera Ausenda, Grand Master Ohara, who, throughout her life with great passion and commitment, has contributed to spreading the art of the ikebana.

Wafu Kai
Wafu school was founded in 1896 by Wafu Teshigahara. In 1946 the director of the school (iemoto), the eldest son of the founder, introduced a new style of ikebana. A tireless artist, he presented his works all over the world, wanting to transmit through the ikebana a message of peace and understanding among peoples. His personal vision of the art of ikebana, summed up in the motto “flowers that you like – suitably – in a container that you like”, spread to Japan, the United States and South America. Since 1992, the current iemoto follows in the footsteps of its two predecessors.

Ohara school, founded by Unshin Ohara at the end of the 19th century but officially only in 1912, emphasizes seasonal characteristics, natural growth processes and the beauty of natural environments. It is an address that has developed, in particular, moribana style defined to represent through floral compositions an idea of ​​landscape with literary and pictorial connotations and defined Bunjin and Rimpa.

Kagei Adachi
Choka Adachi, founder of Kagei Adachi school in 1912, was intended to free ikebana from traditional forms and styles. The criteria he advocated were to emphasize the asymmetry, water as a vital element of plants, had to be visible as part of the composition.

Sogetsu School (literally “Grass and Moon”) was founded in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara, an artist interested in the modern world and strongly influenced by the opening of Japan’s borders. He “removed” the ikebana from his usual position: the tokonoma. Using new materials and innovative techniques he stated that: ikebana can be done by everyone at any time, anywhere with any material.

Ichiyo school, founded in 1937 by Meikof Kasuya and his sister Ichiyo, tried to adapt ikebana to the contemporary way of living while maintaining traditions and teachings of the past. In 1983, Akihiro Kasuya became the third school iemoto and introduced theatrical performances, realizing ikebana in which balance and technique of tension predominate.