Yuko Inoue-Darcy

Yuko is a traditionally trained Ikebana artist from Japan. While she maintains the classic Japanese art mindset, she explores and incorporates international and contemporary art into her Ikebana.


  • Ohara School of Ikebana - 1st Associate Master
  • Shino School of Tea Ceremony - 4th Master
  • Washington University, St. Louis - M.A. in Comparative Literature


Ikebana flower arranging

Areas of focus:

Traditional basic to modern abstract forms

Exhibition highlights:

  • Chicago Botanic Garden Exhibition, Glencoe, IL
  • Morton Arboretum Exhibition, Asian Festival - 2017, 2018
  • Ikebana Studio Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - 2017  
  • Heiwa Terrace Exhibition - 2016-2018
  • Ohara group show, Tottori Prefecture Hall, Tottori, Japan - 2005

Other interests and inspirations:

Roman mythology, music, poetry, religion

Yuko's teaching style:

She emphasizes and values traditional apprenticeship in the arts and crafts community.  She strives to create a humble, intimate and friendly atmosphere with students of all skill levels.

Yuko loves EAC because . . .

She finds her passion in teaching a Japanese traditional art form to those who live more than 6000 miles away from her home country. She enjoys the opportunity for students to earn credits toward instructor certificates, which will enable them to teach Ikebana anywhere in the world.

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flower arrangement with a rose and branches
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