The Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix invites you to our 12th Annual Ikebana Art Exhibit presented by The Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Ikebana Study Group.

Ikebana, which translates to "giving life to flowers" is the art of Japanese flower arranging and is a 600-year-old tradition. This year's exhibit will be presented by The Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Ikebana Study Group. Sogetsu Ikebana is a contemporary Ikebana art style that encourages creativity and artistic expression using the natural beauty of flowers, leaves, and branches with unexpected and unconventional materials.
Our local artists will exhibit traditional styles with traditional branches and flowers as well as exotic works with local desert objects and unusual materials like plastics, metals, and fabrics.
In addition to the Ikebana on display, please enjoy viewing The 1,000 Cranes, 1,000 Dreams Project- From Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson. As a response to the many people seeking ways to recover from the wounds that the pandemic has caused, Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson launched a signal community project to provide hope and healing as a bridge to a happier tomorrow. Please don't miss this chance to experience it at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.

Exhibit Summary:
Ikebana artworks from traditional to contemporary presented by Sonoran Desert Sogetsu Ikebana Study Group
The 1,000 Cranes, 1,000 Dreams Project Display presented by Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson
Japanese Calligraphy Scroll Display presented by Encolor LLC
Kimono Display
Silent Auction
Mini Japanese Vintage Market 
Garden Bar - Wine-Beer-Sake Jelly 

Dates & Time: 

Sat. January 30  Sun. January 31, 2021 
10:00 am 4:00 pm


Special Event Admission: Limited admission to 150 people per time slot (Every one hour)

$13 adults

$11 Seniors

$10 Students, Military (with valid ID)

Free for members



NEW STYLE FOR IKEBANA EXHIBIT: Max 150 people per time-slotted ticket for the entire exhibit. Slots available every one hour. Masks are required. There will be no demonstrations or group tours. Bar drinks will be available. 

Gate tickets also available only if we have enough capacity. Pre-sale tickets are recommended!!

The gift shop will be open - limited to 4 people at a time/or a family. Regular operational Covid19 guidelines will be in place as well. Please take a look at our Covid19 guidelines here:

Location Information

  • Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
  • 1125 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85003 US
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