This page includes links to articles and pictures of our historical scrapbook entitled Founding Documents 1956 – 1962
This scrapbook, the third of six in the Ellen Gordon Allen Collection, contains materials documenting the founding and early development of both Ikebana International and Ikebana International Chapter No. 1 Washington, D.C. – which Mrs. Allen established upon her return home. It includes visits to Washington, D.C. by Houn Ohara, Headmaster of the Ohara School of Ikebana; Koshu Tsujii, Grand Master of the Saga School of Ikebana (1960); Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan (1960); and Japanese Landscape Designer Dr. P. Takuna Tono (1961). It also includes signed correspondence from Mamie Eisenhower, Patricia Nixon, Janet Dulles, and Marjorie Post.
This file contains all the pictures in the album in a single PDF format that you can print. Founding Documents1957-1962
To see individual pictures go to this album. To download a picture, select it, click on the menu represented by three vertical dots on the right-hand corner, select DOWNLOAD and save to a file on your device.