29 December 2019

Wa is not just an exhibition, it's an international ikebana festival

Join our exhibition. All ikebana schools welcome.

In addition Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival offers many more opportunities...

Would you like to win a Wa Ikebana Award? It would be a great addition to your cv.
Would you like to show your demonstration skill?
Would you like to present a paper on ikebana? Wa co-hosts an ikebana conference with International Society of Ikebana Studies and your work may be published in the International Journal of Ikebana Studies. 
And you can also enjoy ikebana performance, ikebana dinner show, and more

Image: Ikebana work by Risa Yosimoto, Hiroshima. Wa Ikebana Gold Award 2019.


28 December 2019

Application Opening Soon

Join our exhibition. All schools welcome.


15 December 2019

Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowski

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2020 presents Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky.


09 December 2019

Would you like to have your stall?

Would you like to have your stall at Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival? Wa will be larger in 2020. We would like to have a market next to our exhibition. Please contact Wa

When: 19 & 20 September 2020
Where: Rosina, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne


Ikebana Dinner Show

Watch elegant ikebana creations by artists Shoso Shimbo and Shoan Lo unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a three course meal at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants. Canapes on arrival and drinks are included. This is the opening event of Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2020.

Image: Shoso Shimbo, Container: mbug

When: 7pm - 10pm, Saturday 12 September 2020
Where: Quaff Restaurant, 436 Toorak Rd, Toorak, Melbourne
Booking: Opening in May 2020. Programs 2020.

Menu - indicative menu. Final menu will be announced in May 2020.


lemon salt & pepper calamari 
mizuna, spanish onion, sriracha aioli

master stock braised pork belly
nuoc nam, green mango salad, pickled chilli 

seared sumac tuna
wasabi fish roe, pickled daikon, soy ginger dressing

salad of watermelon, papaya and grapes
fresh ricotta, walnuts, sherry dressing



pan fried fish fillet
beetroot puree, fennel and herb salad, hazelnut oil

oven roasted lamb rump
baby tomato, yellow string beans, basil jus
toasted moroccan spices

chargrilled eye fillet steak 
cauliflower mash, watercress and radish salad, red wine jus

leek, spinach and fetta risotto

side salads included



vanilla panna cotta 
sugar glazed peach, granola crumb, peach syrup

warm banana and walnut brownie
raspberry coulis

individual pavlova
fresh strawberry and passionfruit 
hazelnut crumb

Optional menu extras:

Canapés on arrival bruschetta, salmon blinis, arancini

Beverage package
3 hours

McPherson’s NV Sparkling

Waterwheel Sauvignon Blanc

Waterwheel Cabernet Merlot

Local Beers

Soft drinks & juices


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