Ikebana International was established in 1956 in Tokyo, Japan, with the motto "Friendship through Flowers". It is a cultural organization based on studies of IKEBANA and the related arts.
The circle of friendship has spread year by year during these times of peace and today there are more than 200 chapters all over the world with over 12,000 members.
IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL, COLUMBUS CHAPTER #84, WAS CHARTERED MARCH 1, 1965 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen, founder of IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL.
Ikebana International: http://www.ikebanahq.org/
Franklin Park Conservatory: http://www.fpconservatory.org/Home
North American Region (NAR) website: http://www.ikebananar.org/