Welcome to the Ohara School of Ikebana, Massachusetts Chapter (OSIMA). We learn and enjoy the beauty of Ohara Ikebana.

Calendar of Events

The event schedule and details are subject to change without prior notice.


  • April 9 (Fri) – April 12 (Mon)
    Online Event by Ohara School Headquarters “Rabbit-ear Iris Spring Arrangements”
  • June 15 (Tues) – June 22 (Tues)
    Online Event by Ohara School Headquarters “Rabbit-ear Iris Summer Arrangements”
  • August 28 (Sat) 10:00am-2:00pm, Instructor Workshop
  • September 18 (Sat) 10:30am-2:00pm, Chapter Workshop, New England Flower Exchange
  • October 15-17 (Fri-Sun) Ikebana International Tower Hill Show, Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Open to the public for viewing. Demonstration by Tom Maney on Sun, Oct 17th at 2pm. Ticket Info
  • October 20 (Wed) 3:00pm to October 27 (Wed) 3:00pm *Japan time
    Online Event by Ohara School Headquarters “Rabbit-ear Iris Autumn Arrangement”
    A recording of the live broadcast with English subtitles. Approx. 1.5 hours. You may watch it as many times as you like during the period. Ticket 4,000 yen. Event Announcement, Ticket Info
  • November 13 (Sat) 10:30am-2:00pm (Please arrive around 10am when the entrance is still open.), Chapter Fall Workshop including a short Annual Meeting, New England Flower Exchange. Annual Meeting Announcement Please bring a container (Madoka Suiban or similar) and 3 to 4 Kenzans suitable for Circular Form/Mawaru-katachi. If you have any questions, please ask your instructor.
  • November 16 (Tues) Ikebana International Japanese Furoshiki Textile Demonstration, Elm Bank


  • May 14 (Sat) 10:30am-2:00pm, Chapter Anniversary & Workshop by a guest instructor, Saskia Elder, including a general meeting, New England Flower Exchange

About Our Chapter

Ohara School of Ikebana New England Study Group was formed in 2007, and we recognized as a chapter in 2016. In addition to regular classes in three locations, Boston, Cambridge, and Worcester, we gather and learn more about Ohara Ikebana region wide through group activities. Follow our chapter Facebook to see our latest events!