Tropical Opulence and Simplicity
~ A workshop by Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 ~

30 May 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

by Kathreen Meyer-Ohle

In this Ikebana workshop by Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 presents, you will be able to create an Ikebana arrangement revolving around the theme of Tropical Opulence and Simplicity, under the guidance of the workshop facilitator, Ms Kathreen Meyer-Ohle, and Ikebana International members. This one-day only workshop is open to the public, and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Registration will be directly handled by I.I..

About Ikebana International

Ikebana International (I.I.) is a non-profit cultural organisation headquartered in Tokyo, and is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana. Founded in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen, with a dream to create an organisation uniting the people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of Ikebana, I.I. currently has presence in over 50 countries, with 161 Chapters and membership of approximately 7600 people. It is inspired by its motto "Friendship through flowers".

Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 was founded in 1969 by Lady Bette De La Mare, wife of the then British High Commissioner to Singapore. The Chapter has since then actively contributed to the learning, appreciation and promotion of the art of Ikebana in Singapore and the region. The Chapter members come from various schools of Ikebana such as Ikenobo, Sogetsu, Ohara, Ichiyo, Ryusei-ha, Souami. Monthly events organised by the Chapter offer the members and Ikebana lovers, a platform for interaction and learning. Over the years, the Chapter has also raised funds through this beautiful art form, and donated to many charitable causes both locally and internationally.

Register for the Workshop


Wednesday, 30 May 2018


2:00pm - 4:00pm (Registration starts 1:30pm)


Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372


For further information, please contact I.I. directly at or 87261357 (

About the Workshop Facilitator

© Kathreen Meyer-Ohle

Ms Kathreen Meyer-Ohle started practicing Ohara School of Ikebana in 1995 while living in Tokyo. She holds a 2nd Master Diploma of the Ohara School and has been teaching Ikebana since 2001.

She enjoys participating in exhibitions and facilitating workshops and demonstrations. She travels frequently for Ikebana lessons in Japan. Kathreen enjoys traditional arrangements like Rimpla, Landscape and modern arrangements like Hana May and Freestyle. Her favourite flowers here in Singapore are birds of paradise, anthuriums and orchids.

Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Parade Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 /
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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