The Ikenobo World Cup is a competition for ikebana, Japanese floral design. Champaign has a dedicated group, the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America. Jeanne Holy is this chapter’s president, and now a second place winner in the international competition, which took place a couple of weeks ago.
Check out the full image of her winning design (and the others) below.
You can learn more about ikebana and how to take a class through the Japan House’s website.
Top image detail from the Ikenobo World Cup Facebook page.