BDK America confirms the ongoing success of its classes inthe Japanese Art of Flower Arranging (Ikebana). "Classes are well attended and the students really enjoy them," says Brian Nagata, Director of Programs. 

The class is designed to bring meaningul growth for beginning students, and students may join in easily. 

Join at Any Time

"The good news is that there is still room in the class, and students may join in at any time," Nagata said. Interested parties should call the instructor directly on class openings and availability, he said. The contact number for the Ikebana class appears below. 

Ikebana — The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

BDK America thanks the local community for the great response to its classes for the exquisite Japanese art of Ikebana, under the expert guidance of certified instructor Jane Suiei Naito of Ikebana Now.

Beginner Level Classes in Ikebana

Naito Sensei will offer beginner level classes in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Students will learn about the unique design principles of Sogetsu Ikebana, by creating their own arrangement in class and having it critiqued by Suiei Sensei. Students will learn about line, mass, dimension and asymmetry as well as techniques for successfully using a kenzan/pinfrog. Students will take home their arrangements to be recreated in their homes.

Students are welcome at any point and are easily integrated into the course.

Ikebana Flower Arrangement

Class Schedule: Fourth Thursday of the Month

Classes are held generally on the fourth Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

Fee Structure

   One-Time Fees

  • Enrollment Fee, $20
  • Textbook, $25.

   Tuition per Class

  • Includes branches and flowers, $30.


  • Beginner kits (container and kenzan/pin frog), $100.
  • Ikebana hasami (Japanese scissors/shears), $30.

About Suiei Sensei and Ikebana Now

Suiei Sensei is a certifiied teacher in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Through Ikebana Now she provides classes throughout the greater Bay area. She represented the San Francisco Branch of Ikebana International at the 2011 Bouquets to Arts floral exhibit at the de Young Museum and has exhibited at numerous Ikebana International, Sogetsu’s ArtScape Flower Shows and Fioli's Mother's Day Flower Show. She has served on the Board of San Francisco Bay Area Branch of Ikebana International and currently serves as Treasurer of the Sogetsu San Francisco Bay Area Branch and is on the Sogetsu ArtScape Flower Show committee.

For More Information

For more information about the classes or to sign up, please contact Suiei Sensei at 415-937-8260 or She will advise on the best date to join the ongoing classes.