IKEBANA in Retrospect: Dialogue with Singapore Artists
~ An Ikebana exhibition by
Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 ~

20 - 22 September 2018

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

© Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135

Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135 presents IKEBANA in Retrospect: Dialogue with Singapore Artists, in which fellow Ikebanists will create pieces based on their interpretations of the artworks that are being exhibited as part of the National Gallery Singapore's collection, 'Siapa Nama Kamu? Art in Singapore since the 19th Century'. These artworks are all created by local artists in the past 50 years, and this Ikebana exhibition will also kickstart Ikebana International Singapore Chapter 135's 50th Golden Celebration! Besides that, there will also be a workshop open to I.I. members and the public.

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.

Exhibition Period

Exhibition Period:

20 - 22 September 2018

Opening Hours:

Thursday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm


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



Register for the Workshop

Experimenting Art of Ikebana with Ryusei-ha

An Ikebana workshop by Ms Momoko Emmott


Friday, 21 September 2018


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


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


For further information, please contact I.I. directly at ii135rsvp@gmail.com or 87261357 (http://ikebanasingapore.org/)

Under the guidance of the workshop facilitator and Ikebana International members, you will be able to create a simple Ikebana arrangement based on the Ryusei-ha style. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced students, and is open to the public. At the workshop, floral materials will be provided and refreshments will be served.

About the Workshop Facilitator

© Momoko Emmott

Ms Momoko Emmott started learning Ikebana in the Ryusei-ha Headmaster’s class in 1992. She is a qualified Ryusei-ha free style master and received a ‘Best Newcomer’ award in 1997 from Ryusei-ha school, for being among the best newly qualified masters out of all of Japan. Ms Momoko Emmot joined I.I. Singapore Chapter in 2010, and has exhibited and demonstrated at JCC previously as well as conducted a workshop at Temasek Polytechnic. Furthermore, she has demonstrated at I.I. Johor Bahru Chapter and had recently exhibited at Ryusei-ha 130 Years Anniversary Exhibition held in Tokyo in May 2016. She has also received the Ryu-ha award from Ryusei-ha Ikebana School in Japan, which is awarded once in every 10 years to a selected Ryusei-ha teacher.

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 / jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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