Now the “real” exhibition is difficult to hold, however, we receive many requests from Sogetsu members who are crying for the output of their ideas, inspiration, and creativity.
To respond such a wish and encourage Sogetsu members , the Sogetsu School of Ikebana will hold  a new type of ikebana exhibition “Ikebana without Water” .

In every way, this is a challenge. The Ikebana arrangements shown here will be eye-opening and may change one’s conception ” What is Ikebana.”
We sincerely hope this unique project will expand the possibility of Ikebana and inspire not only Sogetsu members but those who love creation and new ideas.

In this exhibition, the participants send their work to the HQ by courier service, in order to avoid  traveling  and crowded scenes of preparation and dismantling .
The works sent will be placed by the HQ staff at Sogetsu Plaza and the exhibition venue will be broadcast  on Sogetsu website and SNS medias.

We are pleased to say that  we received 200 applications from all over Japan. (We accept only domestic members because of the safe transport of the works.) .
What kind of works will be exhibited at Sogetsu Plaza? We are very thrilled.

The exhibition will be in four terms ,each about one week, and it lasts for a month. In every term, Sogetsu Plaza and Ikebana work will show a different face.
Please stay tuned.

Appreciation at Sogetsu Kaikan

  • Period: February 16 (Tue.) – March 14 (Sun.), 2021
    1st term: February 16 (Tue.) – February 21 (Sun.)
    2nd term: February 23 (Tue.) – February 28 (Sun.)
    3rd term: March 2 (Tue.) – March 7 (Sun.)
    4th term: March 9 (Tue.) – March 14 (Sun.)
  • Open hours:10:00〜17:00
    ※Last entrance is 30 mins. before closing time
  • Place :Sogetsu Plaza (1st Floor of Sogetsu Kaikan)
  • Admission: Free
  • Total Director: Iemoto Akane Teshigahara
  • Host:  Sogetsu Foundation
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*If you are not feeling well, please refrain from visiting. If you are not feeling well, please refrain from visiting the museum. Please wear a mask when you visit the museum. We ask for your understanding and cooperation so that everyone can spend their time with peace of mind.

Message from Iemoto Akane Teshigahara

In the face of the spread of the  coronavirus, we  have been  forced to rethink our way of holding exhibitions.
What can we do in this situation? What should we do?
The exhibition “Ikebana without Water” came out of this self questioning.
This exhibition will exhibit  Ikebana arrangements which are completely independent of their surroundings. This idea is a total reverse from the one we have been seeking for so far; “born from the environment” or “can be placed in such and such a place”.

Now many aspects of our daily life are changing  and unsteady, this is exactly the kind of exhibition that we should try and explore.
Please do expect positively this new form of exhibition,  emerging from  the search for a way  into the future.


 Iemoto Akane Teshigahara
Sogetsu School of Ikebana

Appreciation at online

In order for those who cannot come to the venue to enjoy the exhibition, the exhibition will be broadcast via video. The videos will be available on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram during each of the four phases of the exhibition, and can also be viewed on the website.This is not a live broadcast, so you can view it at any time after it is released.

Remote viewing tour by the Iemoto Akane Teshigahara.

Enjoy the first period of the exhibition with a remote viewing tour by the Iemoto Akane Teshigahara.

Fourth period

Third period

Second period

First period

Creation of Iemoto's works

Iemoto Akane Teshigahara will also exhibit her works. Please take a look at the work done at the Sogetsu Atelier.

Event information

Sogetsu Plaza (1st Floor of Sogetsu Kaikan)
February 16 (Tue.) - March 14 (Sun.), 2021
※Last entrance is 30 mins. before closing time
7-2-21 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone Number
Sogetsu Foundation
New Challenge Exhibition "Ikebana without Water" Executive Committee
Contact: Yokozawa, Fujisaki
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