International Ikebana Event: Sogetsu Ikebana Art in Plovdiv, May 16-19, 2019

We are pleased to invite you to the first international ikebana event in Bulgaria by Sogetsu Sofia Study Group with the special participation of Master Instructor Eikou Sumura and Yuka Ohkubo from Japan.

An exhibition, demonstration and six ikebana workshops will take place in Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture 2019, on 16, 17, 18 and 19 May 2019.

The Sogetsu ikebana art project is part of the official program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019, Focus: Japanese Culture.
The project is organized by Miracle Ikebana and is supported by
EU-Japan Fest Foundation.

When: 16 -19 May 2019

Where: Plovdiv Cultural Institute, Plovdiv 4000, 5 Ivan Perpeliev Str.

Sogetsu Ikebana Art Exhibition

The exhibition Sogetsu Ikebana Art aims to present the art of ikebana to a wide audience in Plovdiv.
It will consist of two great unique authoring installations of our Japanese guests Mrs. Eikou Sumura and Mrs. Yuka Ohkubo.

With their own compositions will participate prominent members of Sogetsu Sofia Study Group and Miracle Ikebana, the ikebana teachers Miroslava Ivanova, Gergana Gerova, Maria Koleva, Bogdana Neykova and their students.

The exhibition will be officially opened on May 16 at 18:00 with an attractive demonstration of Mrs. Eikou Sumura and Mrs. Yuka Ohkubo.

The exhibition will last till May 19th until 17:00.

Free entry.

International ikebana workshops for advanced ikebanists

International workshops in Ikebana under the leadership of Mrs. Eikou Sumura will be held in two days with four sessions on pre-selected topics for advanced Ikebanists.

The workshops will contribute to enhancing the skills of the participants as well as to the exchange of experience (networking) between them.
Workshops will take place on:

17 May - 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
18 May - 09:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:30

More information and registration form for participation can be obtained by sending an inquiry to:

You can download a registration form for participation here

Ikebana workshops "Let's make our first Ikebana together"


On May 19 (Sunday) there will be two workshops on ikebana "Let's Make Your First Ikebana together".

They will be led by Master Instructor Mrs. Eikou Sumura and will give the opportunity to the participants to make their first ikebana and to touch to the beauty of this art.

The workshops can be attended by all those who want to experience the happiness of creating with flowers and learn more about Japanese flower arranging.

During the workshops, each participant will be provided with a special vessel for ikebana, kenzan, scissors and flowers for work.

Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will take the flowers they worked with.

On May 19, two workshops on Ikebana will take place: from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 15:00.

Participation in the workshops is with pre-purchased tickets from the Reception of Plovdiv Cultural Institute - 0884 777 050; 032 664433

Ticket price: BGN 18
Seats are limited.

Make yourself a gift with this experience, discover new friends and color up your life!

Program of Sogetsu Ikebana Art

16 May / Thursday / - 18:00 - Official opening of the Sogetsu Ikebana Art Exhibition with a demonstration by Mrs. Eikou Sumura. The exhibition will last until May 19th. Free entry.

17 May / Friday / - 10:00 to 17:00 - Workshop for Ikebanists / Advanced

18 May / Saturday / - from 10:00 to 17:00 - Workshop for Ikebanists / Advanced
More information at email:

19 May / Sunday / - from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 15:00 - Workshops for Beginners. Tickets from Plovdiv Cultural Institute.



About Eikou Sumura Sensei:

Eikou Sumura is a unique ikebana artist, renowned for her use of a diverse range of natural materials beyond the usual fresh flowers and plants.
Flower petals, fallen leaves and branches from roadside trees have all been featured in her acclaimed works, noted for the way they "renew life", bringing otherwise discarded or neglected plants back to life as beautiful ikebana art for everyone to enjoy.
She has made it her lifework to introduce people around the globe to the Japanese art of ikebana, and has made extensive trips on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to countries the world over.
She is a Master Instructor and RIJI at the Sogetsu Headquarters, Trustee of the Sogetsu-kai Foundation, Special member of the Japan Ikebana Art Association, Trustee of the Ikebana Society, and Full Member of the Japan Design Space Association.
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