Ikebana International

Tokyo Founding Chapter

President Letter

July 2023






支部長 渡辺美代子

Dear TFC members,

It is a great honor for me to greet you in this homepage as President of Tokyo Founding Chapter.
The days with adversities due to Covid-19 global pandemic are about to be gone, and now various activities have resumed, allowing us to meet in person with smiles on everyone’s face again.

The activities of the Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter are supported by our members. Under the motto of “Friendship through flowers,” all the board members have worked hard to convey the motto to as many people as possible so that they can feel the richness of their heart, peace, and friendship through Ikebana. This term, we organized two monthly meetings on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate the members and guests who are not at work or school. Thanks to the generosity of the Embassies, we borrowed their venues, and we also used a public venue where people can easily attend. In addition, I hope that people from different cultures can feel peace and friendship through Ikebana, an art form of Japanese traditional culture, not only in person but via YouTube distribution of Ikebana exhibitions and demonstrations, websites or social media. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Embassies and all those involved in providing the venue. It has already been a year since I assumed the position of the TFC President.

Every event has been created by the members and board members. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Miyoko Watanabe
President, Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter



Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter has cancelled the monthly meetings since February, and we have been thinking what TFC can do for the members.  Now, with the cooperation of Ikebana schools, we would like to introduce the enjoyment of arranging ikebana at home by putting the following links to each Ikebana school’s social networking sites on our website. We hope you will enjoy them.



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