Deshi with Bessie Banmi & Ric Bansho during the 2007 Banmi Shofu annual workshop where everyone created holiday designs on a cedar plank.
Banmi Shofu Ryu support and membership opportunities are open to Ikebana deshi (students), organizations, or anyone interested in the art & discipline of Japanese flower arrangement. Membership dues are minimal donations, and together with different levels of support opportunities, are only necessary to fund operational expenses, and not for profit.
In return, members receive discounted rates for lessons, special workshops, demonstrations, and other events, plus the opportunity to train to become an ikebana teacher, & to receive as well as contribute articles to the quarterly BanmiShofuNews. Ultimately, members get the immeasurable benefit of friendships through flowers and driftwood across the globe. Different levels of support are available for those willing to do so.