We hope to hold the Exhibition in the coming summer or fall
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

2701 Heyward Street

Columbia SC 29205

This year's exhibition theme is "Baskets" and features over 50 ikebana arrangements by Columbia Ikebana International members. A wide variety of schools and styles will be on display and will also feature traditional and the most recent style of Zen miniature gardens.

This year's presenter will be Hideko Rainey of Ikebana International Chapter 81 in Augusta GA.  Hideko received her instructor certificate in Sogetsu in 1953 under the school's founder. Currently she is a first rank instructor, Riji, and has twice received the Sogetsu Lifetime Honor Award. She will be demonstrating arrangements in the Sogetsu school. Hideko has been an advisor to our chapter for many years and has generously shared her time and expertise, providing demonstrations, lessons and a connection with Japan. We are honored to have her as our presenter this year. She will be using her extensive basket collection (old and new!) for demonstration.


An assortment of teas and snacks are provided.

The Exhibition will be open to the public from 12-4 pm on Saturday only. Admission is free but donations will be gladly accepted.