ikebana and life in japan

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Let your ikebana journey begin with Online Ikebana Lessons

I've been quiet for a while not posting anything because. . .

I've been working on developing a new website!

(You may have noticed the blog has changed a bit, too, to make everything more cohesive.)

I am so excited about the new site, stephencoler.com!!

I love ikebana and want everyone to have access to lessons and be able to enjoy the beauty of the arrangements. Most people are not fortunate enough to live where they are able to take lessons with a certified teacher -- maybe you live out in a rural area, or the city you live in just doesn't have any teachers. Maybe you have been reading books and looking at pictures on the internet, but you just aren't getting enough. 

So, to help you out on your ikebana journey, I have created a series of monthly online ikebana lessons. The lessons give you step-by-step instructions and guide you through the process of making an authentic arrangement. I tell the "why" of what I present in the lesson, helping you to better understand the ancient art form. 

Here is a sample video of the first lesson in the series.


As you know from reading my blog, I love ikebana! It is one of the main reasons I have been in Japan for 15 years. It has become part of my daily life, and I want others to experience the joy and peace I get from practicing ikebana. My journey has been going for 13 years and still there is more to learn and more to understand from this cultural art form truly unique to Japan. It has been a beautiful journey, and I look forward to the unknown path ahead that this new adventure will bring!.

I am so excited to share the new website with you. Here's the header from the site. Notice how it looks the same as the blog header?

Click on the picture below and it will take you to the new site, stephencoler.com. 

Let your ikebana journey begin!


If you have a facebook account, you can also follow my new ikebana page there!

If you look on the right hand side of the blog, you will see a facebook scroll. Please click the "like" button so you can get updates on my ikebana journey and also the ikebana journey of my students. 

Thanks! And as always, feel free to leave a comment below!