About Bangladesh Ikebana Association

“Ikebana” is the Japanese art of flower arrangement which dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century under the influence of Buddhist teamsters/ monks and has grown over the centuries, with over 1,000 different schools in Japan and abroad.

We, a group of Bangladeshis (who had studies and /or took training in Japan) established an Ikebana School in October 1973 at the premises of the Embassy of Japan at Shantinagar in Dhaka. Eminent painter late Shilpacharjya Joynul Abedin and Ambassador Oyamada of Japan handed over certificates to the 28 graduates of the first batch in March 1974. Respected Sheikh Rehana was also a student of our school. Since then, our school moved to Shat Masjid Road , Dhanmondi Road- 27, Lalmatia, Mohammadpur, Monipuri Para,Indira Road and Panthapath Kalabagan. In This course of time, Bangladesh Ikebana Association (BIA) was established in September 2010 and by now we are running the following Ikebana School:-

  1. JUAAB-BIA Ikebana School at Farmgate , Dhaka
  2. BIA Ikebana School at Kalabagan
  3. BIA Ikebana School Siliguri (Darjeeling ), India

Among the three very old and famous Ikebana School in Japan ( Ikenobo, Ohara & Sogestsu ), we have been following mainly the styles of Ohara School under the dynamic leadership of Ikebena Grand master Mrs. Kazuo Zoha and her outstanding students Late Mrs. Husna Banu Khanom, Prof. Monowara Islam. Mrs. Shamsun Nahar Hossain, Mrs. Razia Sultana, Mrs. Shahinoor Masud and others. Through our continuous activities at different places, Ikebana is now known to many people of the country. Bangladesh Ikebana Association (BIA) is Japan Embassy Supported National Organization managed by Life Patron, Mr. Masud Karim.

Dr. A.K.M. Moazzem Hussain Founder of Bangladesh Ikebana Association (BIA)