Course & Curriculum

 Courses and required units to complete

Beginners' Course (8 units)

Basic Hana-isho:
Rising Form
Inclining Form 
 


Advanced Course (16 units)

Advanced Hana-isho:
Radial Form, Front View 
One-Row Form, Front View 
Circular Form 
Basic Hana-isho (Arrangement in tall vases included)
Rising Form
Inclining Form
 


Assistant Teachers' 1st Term Course (16 units)

Basic Hana-isho :
Rising Form
Inclining Form
Advanced Hana-isho:
Radial Form, Front view
One-Row Form, Front view
Circular Form
Color Scheme Moribana, Color Method:
Upright Style
Slanting Style
 

Assistant Teachers' 2nd Term Course (16 units)

Color Scheme Moribana, Color Method:
Upright Style
Slanting Style
Water Reflecting Style
Heika:
Slanting Style
Upright Style
Cascading Style
Hana-isho
 


Instructors' Course (16 units)

Moribana:
Color Scheme Moribana, Color Method
Color Scheme Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Traditional Method
Heika
Hanamai
Hana-kanade
 
 

4th Term Masters' Course (48 units, 1 year)

Moribana:
Color Scheme Moribana, Color Method
Color Scheme Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Realistic Method
Heika
Hanamai
Hana-isho:(focus on Multisided view & Yosooi)
Free Choice: (Hana-kanade, Free Style included)
 


3rd Term Masters' Course (48 units, 1 year)

Moribana:
Color Scheme Moribana, Color Method
Color Scheme Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Realistic Method
Heika
Hanamai
Hana-isho
Free Choice (Hana-kanade, Free Style included)
 


Associate 2nd Term Masters' Course (144 units, 3 years)

Moribana:
Color Scheme Moribana, Color Method
Color Scheme Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Traditional Method
Landscape Moribana, Realistic Method
Heika
Hanamai
Hana-kanade
Hana-isho
Rimpa Arrangement
Bunjin Arrangement
Free Choice:(selectable from all styles in Beginners' to 2nd Term Masters' Courses)
 


2nd Term Masters' Course (4 years )

Practice of the full range of the curriculum repeatedly


1st Term Associate Masters' Course (5 years)

Practice of the full range of the curriculum repeatedly


1st Term Masters' Course (5 years)

Practice of the full range of the curriculum repeatedly
 

Certificate Application

 

 
In a traditional Japanese culture such as Ikebana and Tea Ceremony, there is a long-standing practice that students receive a certificate from their teacher. The certificate acknowledges that the student has acquired appropriate skills through the lessons. One's skills are refined in order to achieve higher level, and this is how the traditional arts were carried on a torch.  Ohara School of Ikebana has divided the certificate into 11 levels.  You will be registered as an official Instructor of Ohara School and will be eligible to teach the students yourself after obtaining the certificate of Instructors’ Degree, which is the 5th level.
Application of the certificate is not mandatory. However, it is the only evidence that proves the admirable skills you have acquired through the lessons. Why not aim for the Instructor’s Degree as your first step in learning Ikebana?  The more you understand the beautiful, profound aspects of Ikebana, the more you enjoy it.