Call for Ikebana Essays

International Society of Ikebana Research (ISIR) welcomes your contribution of Ikebana essays for our website & the next volume of International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS). 

We now have four due dates: 

31 March (Submission opens on 25 March 2021)

30 June (Submission opens on 24 June 2021)

30 September (Submission opens on 24 September 2021)

31 December (Submission opens on 23 December 2021) . 

The essay should be up to 600 words (in English) and should not contain more than two images (optional). Send your work in the body of an email (not as an attachment) to

Please include the title of your essay, your name, your affiliation (optional) and your address (City & Country). Attaching an image is optional. It should be less than 0.5 meg (Once accepted, we may ask you to send a larger file).  

Please note that our call for essays is open to anyone interested in Ikebana, including non-members of ISIR. If you know people who might be interested in sharing their Ikebana experiences, please let them know about this opportunity.

We also welcome your contribution of Ikebana thesis and other articles (up to 5000 words) for the International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS). ISIR accepts papers only from its members. Please join ISIR first to submit your paper. Please see our Membership & Journal page.