Flower Workshop #2
Beginning of Autumn already - time sure flies.
Our school, Ikenobo, is the origin of ikebana (flower arranging)
school; and others, which all branched off from our school.
We did two styles this time, Shoka shofutai and Free style.
Shoka is traditional, simpler and the naturalistic form of arranging.
We have several styles in the Shoka category. This time we did
Sanshuike (three kinds of materials arranging). Shoka styles
have some rules and one of them is to create Mizugiwa (water edge)
This is to modify the plants's birth and how it grows.
Free style has no set form, or pattern; more like up to arrangers.
We have to organize and order the arrangement. Keep in mind where
to display your arrangement. Our containers are one of our materials.
It is always nice to use local seasonal materials.
What are the most important aspects of flower arranging??
1- Interaction with nature; 2-Display one's creativity; 3-mentally & visually
relaxing; 4- Helps develop concentration, etc........
Thank you for your participation. Have a nice Autumn !!! Suzumi Adams