Florida organizations

Florida Budokan (Traditional Japanese Budo Arts)

The Florida Budokan, located at Arching Oaks, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and promotion of traditional Japanese martial arts. Situated on a 20-acre solar-powered facility in Eustis, Florida, it includes two traditionally built Japanese Dojos, areas for various Japanese cultural practices like Chado and Kodo, and a Tatami room. The facility also features art studios, outdoor classrooms, and guest housing. The Budokan hosts the Makoto Dojo for traditional Karate practice, affiliated with international martial arts federations. The Kashimon Dojo specializes in Toyama Ryu Iaido and is the first dojo in the Americas recognized as an official branch of the Toyama Ryu Iai-Battodo Renmei. They also practice Batto-do. Additionally, the Seibukan Kyudojo is dedicated to the traditional Japanese art of archery, Kyudo, and is the only such dojo in Florida, associated with the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai in Kyoto, Japan​

Fushu Daiko

Fushu Daiko (Japan Arts Inc) educates and enriches the South Florida community by presenting traditional Japanese performing arts in a modern and innovative form that is unique to South Florida – reflecting the multicultural make-up of our ensemble and the South Florida culture in which we live.

Ikebana International Miami

The Miami Chapter 131 was founded by the late Marie Summers in 1967 and chartered by Ikebana International in 1969. The members exhibit their work, demonstrate their skill and offer their love of Ikebana to the Miami community. They have done so for more than 50 years with dedication to the motto: "Friendship through Flowers."

Naples Chapter of Ikebana International

The Naples Chapter of Ikebana International is about the art of Japanese flower arranging and so much more. We celebrate nature in flower arranging, the interesting and different cultures of Japan, and "Friendship through Flowers," which is our motto. The Naples Chapter is one of the larger chapters in the United States with about 80 members. We generally meet the first Wednesday of the months of November through May at Naples Botanical Gardens. Our meetings are open to the public.

Ikebana International Orlando

The Orlando Chapter of Ikebana International is about the art of Japanese flower arranging and so much more. We celebrate nature in flower arranging, the interesting and different cultures of Japan, and "Friendship through Flowers," which is our motto.

Ikebana International Sarasota

The Sogetsu Study Group is a group affiliated with the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. The Study Group meets monthly on Wednesdays at the Sarasota Gulf Gate Library. If you are a newcomer to the group, you are welcome to attend as an observer for your first session for free.

Ikebana International Chapter #65 St. Petersberg

The Mission of our Chapter is to promote mutual understanding and continuing friendship between our countries. Our Goal is also to stimulate, cultivate, and perpetuate the study of Ikebana, and related arts and culture throughout the world.

Japan America Society of Miami/South Florida

The Japan-America Society of Miami/South Florida is a Miami-based non-profit that promotes friendship between the people of South Florida and Japan through events and programs in the educational, cultural, business, and policy spheres. Whether you’re doing business with Japan, curious about Japanese culture, or a Nikkei living in South Florida, the Japan-America Society provides an opportunity for you to grow personally and professionally.

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, Inc. (JAS of NWFL) is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, with membership consisting of both individuals and interested organizations. The Society’s mission is to work toward fostering and promoting stronger ties of friendship and understanding between the U.S. and Japan. The goal is to cultivate and enriching and mutually beneficial relationship between the U.S. and Japan, based on a spirit of goodwill.

Japanese Association of Jacksonville

We are a non-profit organization started in April 2018 to promote Japanese Culture and Heritage in Jacksonville, FL. We advocate programs and activities which include volunteerism, community involvement, and the celebration of Japanese culture. Anyone can join JAJ regardless of nationality and culture. We focus on developing friendship among its members and the local communities.

Miami Friends of the Japanese Garden

The Friends of the Japanese Garden, incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the SAN-AI-EN (Three Loves Garden) in Miami. Initially a volunteer group, they focused on reviving the garden from a state of neglect and deterioration, undertaking tasks like weed removal and pond cleaning. Their goals include introducing the garden to the public through events and festivals, restoring the cleansing reservoir, redesigning the water purification pool, and installing a deck for pond access. They encourage the use of the garden by various groups and have organized cultural events showcasing aspects of Japanese culture, such as Taiko drumming and Bonsai demonstrations.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

Our mission at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is to engage a diverse audience by presenting Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire. Since opening in 1977, Morikami has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. With rotating exhibitions, tea ceremonies performed monthly (October through May) in the Seishin-an tea house and educational outreach programs with local schools and organizations, Morikami strives to spread appreciation for the living culture of Japan.

Orlando Taiko Dojo

Orlando Taiko Dojo is a Japanese drumming troupe who very actively performs in Central Florida. They are subsidiary team to Matsuriza who performs at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.