Derek Ju-Sen Kitchen


Japanese Floral Arranging
of the
Ohara School


 Coronavirus Update: All Classes and Workshops Temporarily Cancelled. Let's Do Our Part To Flatten The Curve Of Infection Spread.

Ikebana is the 6 centuries old art form of Japanese Floral Arranging. The Ohara School Of Ikebana, headquartered in Tokyo, was established in 1895, and more than 300,000 students from many nations follow a curriculum established by the School.

Derek Ju-Sen Kitchen holds the rank of Second Term Master with the Ohara School and offers private instruction and group classes in Ottawa, both in the studio in the Merivale / Meadowlands neighbourhood, or in a location of your chooing.



Dive Right In

We offer several introductory workshops for those with little or no experience in Ikebana. We also offer occasional seasonal workshops open to all.


Continuing Students

Furthering your knowledge

For students who are pursuing certification through the Ohara School Tokyo, or for experienced students wishing to further develop their talents, the range of classes offered will encourage progress along the official Ohara curriculum


Courses and Workshops


Workshop for Beginners

March 4, 2020

colorful flowers

Special Easter Arrangement

No Experience Necessary!

To be announced

Continuing courses on Monday Afternoons

March/April 2020


Winter/Spring Courses on Wednesday Evenings

March/April 2020


Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Ottawa Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana.

In September 2019, The Ottawa Chapter of the Ohara School hosted M. Marcel Vrignaud for a series of workshops and a gala demonstration. M. Vrignaud is a Grand Master of the Ohara School and author of the much lauded book "My Ikebana"


Themed Workshops

We offer classes and workshops at various locations around Ottawa. If you have a location and would like to host a workshop, please contact us.


Ikebana at Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky was the setting for two Ikebana workshops in this unique space upstairs at Union Local 613 in downtown Ottawa. Refreshments and creativity flowed! Watch this space for future special events.

To Be Announced

Private Instruction and Special Events

Private Instruction

Private Instruction in Ohara Ikebana can be arranged in your home or in our studio. Private classes give you 100% of the teacher's attention and can optimize your progress to complement your busy schedule. Contact us for details.


Children's Instruction

Children enjoy creating ikebana with real floral materials. We can arrange group classes, birthday parties, private instruction, one time workshops in our studio or in a location of your choosing.

Treat Someone to a Celebration

We have arranged special classes to celebrate life events like birthdays, bridal showers, volunteer recognition etc. 

We can teach in our studio or in a location of your choosing. Contact us for more details.


Upstairs at Union Local 613

315 Somerset Street W.

Vegetarian/vegan chow, with galumphing wines, brillig cocktails and frabjous beers.



he Ottawa Chapter was established in 1989. The Chapter encourages the tranquil art of ikebana through lessons and workshops by qualified teachers, and furthers public knowledge of ikebana through exhibition and demonstrations. that are accessible to the public.

Ohara School of Ikebana Ottawa


With main offices in Osaka and Tokyo, 146 Chapters in Japan as well as 69 Chapters and  43 Study Groups out of Japan. (As of April, 2018), the Ohara School is proud of over one million students throughout the world.

Ohara School of Ikebana Tokyo


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