Yuka Okubo is an ikebana artist and a teacher in the Sogetsu school of ikebana. She was born into a family of Sogetsu ikebana artists. Ms Okubo provides consultation on ikebana at Ikebana Atrium in Takanawa, Tokyo, where she also exhibits her work. In addition, Ms Okubo works in production and planning for floral art events, writes and gives lectures and talks, and is involved in a wide range of activities to promote ikebana and Japan-grown flowers, including lesson programmes in public elementary schools, as well as cultural exchanges in Japan and abroad. She serves on the board of directors of JAFLAC (Japan Flower and Communications), an organisation she established to strengthen links between the floriculture industry and the culture of floral art through cultural exchange and education, both in Japan and internationally.