Slow Down, Be Creative, Enjoy Nature

Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, is more than just arranging flowers.  It is a philosophy and lifestyle that helps you find inner peace by developing creative skills and techniques to make beautiful living art. 
By combining multiple in-depth teaching techniques, we guide people worldwide through their ikebana journey with online and in-person classes and workshops. 

Never Ending Ikebana Arrangement
Do Ikebana

Do Ikebana

Everybody is experiencing ikebana differently.  We have adapted services for each.  Are you looking for structured classes for beginners or teachers, or you just want to do some exploring, click below to check out how we can help you. 

Kouzi Hanami Hanabi Ikebana Installation

Discuss Projects

We love to do 
contemporary or Japan-related projects.  Art fairs, decorations for shop windows, restaurants, events, are just some of our previous projects. Click below to contact us about your project or just to see if we can help you. 

Learn more about Ikebana

Learn more about Ikebana

If you are exploring and want to know a bit more about ikebana, its history, the schools, the teachings, click below. 

We have written up a short summary and a list of resources for you to explore. 



Ilse Beunen
Ikebana Artist & Teacher

Ilse learned ikebana in Japan and obtained her Sogetsu teaching license in 1997.  Since the year 2000, she is running her ikebana atelier in Antwerp, Belgium. Her passions are to spread the beautiful art of ikebana through teaching, workshops, and doing projects worldwide.  She has also published two ikebana books. 


Ben Huybrechts
Photography, Video & Marketing

Ben is an ikebana photographer.  For a couple of years, Ilse and Ben work together to immortalize the impermanent art of Ikebana.  In his function, he is combining three of his passions, teaching, photography, and social media.

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I always look forward to receiving the newsletter from Ilse. It contains very useful information, ideas, and tips on Ikebana arrangements. They could be traditional Ikebana arrangements or out-of-the-box arrangements which could suit your needs. I live in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Being a new sogetsu student, the information in the newsletter has improved the way I arrange my flowers and taught me to respect what nature provides us.

Zafriah Ahmad

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Sogetsu Curriculum Classes

Photography Course

US TOUR 2022

We have made a new schedule for all advanced and beginners.  We simplified the system and added a simple booking system. 

You can now book slots on Wednesdays and some Sunday mornings. 

Pay per lesson, or get 30 % reduction with a turn card. 

Why would you do a course on Ikebana Photography? You spend hours making an arrangement, and afterward, it withers away. Only the pictures remain. It is the only thing that remains of your arrangement.


So it is worthwhile to have a good picture of your work, to show it in all its glory.

We enjoyed our US TOUR 2022 enormously and would like to thank everybody who made this possible. 

If you would like to get a feel for the tour, you can always watch the video of one of the demonstrations on YouTube.  Click below and check it out.