Meeting Schedule

May 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In-Person Meeting & Workshop


Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church

23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ichiyo Basic Moribana Flat Form

Sensei Terre Voegeli

The Flat Form is shorter in height and emphasizes the width of the whole composition. It emphasizes the beauty of materials and space-creating water, which is characteristic of people’s deep affection and keen appreciation of nature.

Materials to Bring:

  • 3 – 5 strong stems/branches/or tall flowers – myrtle, lemon leaf, tulips, strong filler greens

  • 3 or more flowers: cluster mums or carnations, zinnias, etc.

  • Additional material such as ferns, asters, baby breath etc.

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • Container: a flat shallow bowl (moribana) 12" wide or larger (can be round, oval, square or rectangle)

  • Two kenzans: one larger about 2 ½ - 3 ½ inches diameter; second can be smaller about 2 – 2 ½ inches diameter depending on size of container

  • Hasami (floral shears)

  • Plastic or newspaper to cover work area

  • Towel for clean up

  • Paper bag or container to collect cuttings

  • Camera to photograph creations

  • Please bring your own lunch and cup for hot tea if you like

  • Please bring your mask


Before the pandemic began, our Detroit Chapter instituted a $5.00 per person per month fee to help offset costs for our venue. We plan to restart that again in March as we meet in-person.

To add to this, we will have a door prize each month, so, as you pay, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win an ikebana related item.

Zoom Meeting & Program

Thursday, May 19, 2022

7:00 pm Eastern Time

Working With Bamboo

In this series of three short videos,

Rijo Miyamoto, Ikebana Master of the Koryu Toyokai School of Ikebana, will show several ways to split bamboo (both young and old) and make beautiful arrangements.

Using the bamboo both as a component in the arrangements, and as a vessel for flowers,

Miyamoto-sensei creates compelling stylized creations.

If you are interested in attending any of the meetings, or for any questions,

please contact us at

Schedule is subject to change.