Krannert Center will be welcoming Headmaster Designate Senko Ikenobo for the Ikebana exhibit, opening October 20th. 

This exhibit kicks off the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Illinois Prairie Ikenobo Society, founded in partnership with Japan House on the campus of the University of Illinois.

Read on to learn more about Senko Ikenobo and the Facebook event:

Also known as the flower way (kadō), ikebana developed alongside the tea ceremony (chadō) with the introduction of Buddhism to Japan in the sixth century.

Senko Ikenobo is the 46th generation of the esteemed Ikenobo family, synonymous with the origin of ikebana in Japan. She is designated to be the first female Headmaster of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Floral Art in its more than 550 years of recorded history and serves as Vice Head Priest of Shiunzan Chohoji (Rokkakudo) temple in Kyoto, Japan. Using nature’s palette, Senko Ikenobo’s ikebana embodies past tradition, being present in the moment, and the vision of a brilliant future.

The exhibit is open the weekend of the 20th and a demonstration will be held in Foellinger Great Hall ($10-34) on October 22nd at 2 p.m.