Sogetsu Foundation headquartered in Tokyo Japan, has developed a curriculum to enable beginners to master the rich and satisfying art of ikebana or Japanese flower arranging.  The curriculum is covered in two textbooks of 40 lessons each.  The first text covers the basic styles and techniques.  The second text helps students develop the art of free style arranging.  After finishing the texts, students continue to study in order to fully develop the creative abilities and technical skills to express themselves in their arrangements.  More information on the curriculum is available on the Sogetsu Foundation website.

The following local recognized teachers and organizations offer classes following the Sogetsu curriculum.


Alexandra Shenpen: 303-666-6587

Eileen Kay: 303-449-0192

Hazel Thornley: 303-499-4161

Kalapa Ikebana
For information on classes contact:
Mitra Adams, registrar: 303-250-7005
Or consult the webpage:


Kimiko Kuno: 303-520-4654


Kinko Ohata: 303-771-0253

Colorado Springs/Monument

Jan Cashman: 719-481-9646

Karen Hench: 719-579-9788


Midori Allmeyer: 303-477-6070


Seiko Yoshikawa: 303-973-1759

Fort Collins

Sharon Stuart: 970-221-0983


Keiko Yamamori: 303-443-9615    keikoyamamori@aol. com

Wheat Ridge

Ruby Maruyama: 303-238-1433

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