Kado Sensho Ikenobo
School of Ikebana
The Philosophy of Wa (harmony), Kei (respect), Sei (purity) and Jaku (tranquility) are integral parts of each design. As well as movement, depth and negative space.
Design by Sensei Margy Metzler
This design was for an exhibit in Okinawa Japan and used bento boxes.
Official Website for Kado Sensho Ikenobo United States Chapter
Chapter President and Kado Sensho Ikenobo Sensei Margy Metzler received her training from Master Sensei and Japanese National living Treasure Keiko Robins while living in Okinawa, Japan. Margy studied for many years to receive her Sensei certificates. She is a Nihon-Sokatoku and the highest ranked Kado Sensho Ikenobo teacher in North and Central America. Margy has been teaching for 15 years. Both in Japan and the USA. Margy brings an art and design background to her Ikebana as well as the philosophy of the Urasenke Chado tradition of the Tea Ceremony. Margy teaches, demonstrates and gives workshops.
Chapter Vice President Elizabeth Biddle started her training while living in Okinawa Japan under Sensei Keiko Robins. She complete her training under Sensei Margy and is a Level Three Sensei. She continues her training as well as teaching, demonstrations and workshops.
Sensei Margy Metzler
Margy is dressed in a formal kimono given to her by Tomoko Fujita who lives in Kyoto. She wears this kimono to perform the Urasenke Tea Ceremony.
History of Kado Sensho Ikenobo
Yudo Ishibashi, the founder of the Kado Sensho Ikenobo school of Ikebana, was born in 1880 in the Saga prefecture of Japan. He was the second son of Tokuemon Ishibashi, a Samurai. At the age of five, he adopted his mother's family name and was known thereafter as Yado Moroizumi. His early interests included,Kado, flower arranging, and Chado, tea ceremony. He was an adept student of both. Yudo studied flower arranging at the Ikenobo school and became very well-known around Kyushu.
In 1918, he was appointed to the head of the Fukuoka area for the Ikenobo School. In 1921 he became in charge of all prefecture in Kyushu and became active in school politics as well as in flower arranging. In 1928, he started teaching at the Honbu, Ikenobo School headquarters and was appointed to the positions of Kamkacho, the head of the arrangement section. In this roll, he paid a great effort to spread knowledge of the Ikenobo School. At this time, the Ikenobo School only atught the classsical forms of arrangement and did not teach the modern forms.
Moroizumi attempted to persude ikenobo's Iemoto, headmater, to approve the teaching modern forms and also to allow more democratic process within the school by including a board of directors. This was veto by the Iemote. Yado Moroizumi then ask permission to start his own school which was granted and the school offically opened in 1930 and he became know as Sensho Ikenobo. Sensho Ikenobo pass away in 1950 and his son then became the new Iemoto. Yoriko Moroizumi is the current Iemoto, the great granddaughter of Yudo Moroizumi. (paraphsed from Ikebana of Japan by Nansui Nagase and the school's Japanese website)
SW Florida please contact Sensei Margy @firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Virgina / DC Area please contact Sensei Elizabeth@ email@example.com
Harrisburg PA and surrounding areas please contact Assistant Instructor Ellen @firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live outside the above areas Sensei Margy and Sensei Elizabeth offer zoom lessons.
The Teacher will notify each student of the fees associated with each class and schedule.
See equipment list for supplies needed.
Certificates are offered for Beginner through Teacher level
Fees are charged for each level
Sensei Margy's Gallery