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 ÔÇô 1st Associate Master
  • Shino School of Tea Ceremony ÔÇô 4th Master
  • Washington University, St. Louis ÔÇô 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 ÔÇô 2017, 2018
  • Ikebana Studio Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL ÔÇô 2017  
  • Heiwa Terrace Exhibition ÔÇô 2016-2018
  • Ohara group show, Tottori Prefecture Hall, Tottori, Japan ÔÇô 2005

Other interests and inspirations:

Roman mythology, music, poetry, religion

YukoÔÇÖs 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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