Fully Booked, Thank You 

A Package of Two Ikebana Dojo Sessions
16 & 26 January 2021

Special Program (16 Jan) &

Master's Class with Mr Ken Katayama (26 Jan)


Zoom Ikebana Dojo is delighted to welcome Mr Katayama again as a special facilitator on 26 January 2021. Mr Katayama is an internationally renowned Ikebana master, based in Fukuoka, Japan. He has taught and performed Ikebana all around the world and is one of the most popular Ikebana masters today. 

He is a “RIJI” of the Sogetsu School Teacher’s Association, and secretary-general of the Nishi-nihon Kado Federation, Fukuoka Chapter among many other positions. 

In 2017 he was the World Convention Chairperson for Ikebana International 11th World Convention, and in 2019 he presented Welcome Flowers at G20 Fukuoka Welcome Reception. 

Mr Katayama kindly supports our project because he wants to cheer up the many ikebana practitioners around the world who are suffering or experiencing inconvenience due to the COVID 19. Please apply as soon as possible as the number of seats are limited. The session will be recorded and will be available on YouTube for free. 

When: Each group has 2 sessions. Choose either Group 1 or Group 2. 
Group 1 - Fully Booked
4:00 - 4:30 PM, 16 January 2021 (Melbourne Time), Regular Facilitators &
4:00 - 4:30 PM, 26 January 2021 (Melbourne Time), Facilitator - Mr Katayama   

Group 2 - Fully Booked
4:45 - 5:15 PM, 16 January 2021 (Melbourne Time), Regular Facilitators &
4:45 - 5:15 PM, 26 January 2021 (Melbourne Time), Facilitator - Mr Katayama   

Who can join: Anyone, regardless of ikebana school, stage of learning (except beginners) or country of residence. You must have basic knowledge and skills of ikebana. Also you must be familiar with Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English with a translator. 

How many participants: Up to 14 persons (6 or 7 persons for each session)  

How much: Aus $45 for 2 sessions. Pay by credit card. Cancellation Policy.  

Task for 16 JanSteal or copy the “poetry” of the sample work below. You can try to copy it in every detail (this is an effective traditional teaching method) or interpret the essence of the sample in your own way to create your original work. This is a freestyle arrangement combining a massed form and curved (organic) lines. 

Task for 26 Jan: Mr Katayama has conducted many Ikebana demonstrations worldwide. See some of his demos on YouTube and also visit his website to find your favourite work. Create your work inspired by the work you chose.   
Mr Ken Katayama's Website

How to book & participate

1. Please visit our Booking Calendar to book. Book either Group 1 (4:00 PM session on 16 Jan) or Group 2 (4:45 PM session on 16 Jan). If you book the first day (16 Jan), our system will book the second day (26 Jan) for you at the same time. 

Also please visit our orientation page to find how to use Zoom Ikebana Dojo effectively. 

2. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive booking confirmation with an invitation link to the Zoom session. 

3. Do your task (see above). 

4. Make your ikebana work before the session. Take a photo of your work (less than 0.5 Meg.) and send to ikebana.dojo@gmail.com at least 24 hours before the session starts if you want detailed feedback.

5. Alternatively, you can share the photo of your work during the session. Find a way to share your file using Zoom.

6. Join the session. Prepare your work and its photo. 

Each person has about four minutes for show and tell, and feedback from our facilitator and other students. Our facilitator will make comments on your photo. Please adjust your work after the session. 

7. Enjoy show and tell by other students before and after your own presentation. Group interaction is helpful for your learning. Works by others can inspire you. 

8. Rework soon after the session. Share a photo of your revised work to Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page. See how to apply for the 2021 Ikebana Gallery Award if you are a student. 

9. If you would like to join Zoom Ikebana Dojo again, please visit our pages on Ikebana Aesthetics Program or Special Program

Special Notes:

1. Please book early. Mr Katayama's sessions were very popular and they were booked out very quickly last time.

2. Previous Ikebana Dojo sessions with Mr Katayama are on Youtube.  

3. Please prepare well to get the maximum benefit from these special sessions. Our orientation page contains all the important tips. Mr Katayama was impressed how well our participants prepared for the sessions last time. The more you prepare, the more you learn.