Arizona Chapter

Ikebana Flower Arrangement

The Arizona Chapter, 18th in the United States and based in Tucson, was chartered in May 1977. Marcia Palmer, founder and advisor, was a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who introduced ikebana to 10 students in Tubac, Arizona in 1975. Before she passed away in 1994, she attained the rank of Sub-Grandmaster. The chapter’s 20th anniversary was celebrated with a demonstration by Grand Master Mutsuo Tomita. When it turned 30, Grand Masters Seiko Kawamura and Shofu Shohara led a two-day workshop.  The chapter is a registered non-profit organization. 

Teachers: JoAnn Hyde, Sharon Strom, Paula Coleman, Arlene Watkins,     Kiyoko Matsuyama 

2023-4 Officers: JoAnn Hyde, president; Arlene Watkins, vice president; Marjorie Williams, secretary; and Kiyoko Matsuyama, treasurer.