About Me

When I was ten years old, I won a prize at a fancy dress party wearing a Japanese hat and kimono. Little did I know then that, working for the Foreign Ministry, I would one day be posted to the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo and become fascinated by the culture of Japan.
Arriving in 1987, after having worked in Switzerland and in Brussels, I liked this new adventure from the start. 

My colleagues at the embassy began to introduce me to the many facets of Japanese life.
Foto Daniela Jost Ikebana

Unknown sounds and smells, new eating and drinking experiences - not to mention the inevitable language misunderstandings - had me learning every day! Soon I got interested in pottery and then in Ikebana, which hooked me right from the start.

Tomiyuki Minomura, teacher of the well known Sogetsu school of Ikebana, became my personal tutor. At my home every week, he taught me the essence of Ikebana, and also told me about the Japanese way of life and his memories of wartime Tokyo. Tomi-Sensei was an extremely experienced Ikebana master and regularly created arrangements for many of the best hotels in Tokyo.

It was Tomi-Sensei who encouraged me to work for my Teacher's Certificate. This allowed me to start teaching my own students when I returned to Switzerland after almost six years of living in Japan. Since 1995 I have taught Ikebana based on the Sogetsu school in both English and German to small groups at my home in Geroldswil. Recognising a need for Ikebana containers, kenzan, scissors and other accessories, I began to import these and am now able to offer authentic materials to Ikebana enthusiasts all over Europe.

I continue to enhance my knowledge by taking lessons myself and am a member of both the Sogetsu Study Group Zurich and the Sogetsu Branch Switzerland.

I also take part in activities organised by Ikebana International and other exhibitions

Ikebana Exhibition 1999
Museum Rietberg, Zürich


1991 Sogetsu Teachers Certificate 4th Grade
1999 Sogetsu Teachers Certificate 3rd Grade

1995 Training with Iemoto Hiroshi Teshigahara
Training with Tetsunori Kawana
Training with Iemoto Akane Teshigahara
2007 Training with Lucille Evans
2008 Training and workshop with Master Teacher Koka Fukushima
2009 Training with Lucille Evans
2014 Training with Master Teacher Koka Fukushima
2017 Training and workshop with Master Teacher Koka Fukushima, Sogetsu Textbook 5 A & B

Participation in courses and seminars in Switzerland and abroad.

Flower name: Kokei

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Daniela Jost
Ikebana Training and Accessories

Address: Huebwiesenstrasse 52a
8954 Geroldswil/Zurich,  
Phone: 0041-(0)44-747-0371
Homepage: www.ikebana-info.de
E-Mail: daniela@ikebana-info.de

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This page was last updated May 2023


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