Last week, having a hard time with the selection of flower organ, I received a blessed e-mail from the secretariat of flower exhibition.
It was the introduction of flower exhibition observation tour, which has been held at 8F at Ginza Mitsukoshi Department store.
Usually I have few chances to look at flower organ and flower arrangement other than ones arranged by my classmates, so it was hard to make specific image about what I should do or what flower organ I should choose for the exhibition.
However, this opportunity gave me a good chance to inspire my imagination, as a result, I could find mini-breakthrough.

In the wake of having a good image, I started my practice today.
First of all, I was so impressed with a beautiful flower organ which Mori-sensei prepared for me.
It was bright light purple flower organ on the surface and the backside was pure white.

Today’s materials are ヤマブキ(Japanese Rose), ルピナス(Lupinus) and スイートピー(Sweet Pea).
These materials are selected by Mori-sensei for my practice in consideration of real part.

In the beginning, I arranged Lupinus in the center on the back of Japanese rose, however, I was not able to maximize the effect of flower organ.
Following my first try, Mori-sensei kindly gave me advice to arrange Japanese rose at a lower level so as to overlap the yellow of Japanese rose and purple flower organ.
As a result, my arrangement came back into existence.

Even though today’s materials are different from ones in the real part, today’s lesson was so helpful for me to catch the real image and was my second mini-breakthrough in two days.

p.s. After the lesson, I had to go to my workplace to get some work done and I was snapped back to the real world, but the lesson was the good time to refresh myself.








p.s その後、先週たまった仕事の整理で会社へ。一気に現実世界に引き戻されました。

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Challenge to Creativity !

位置情報 February 18th, 2014

Today’s theme was a “Free Style” Ikebana.
Free style, what we call “Jiyuka” in Japanese, encompasses both an expression of beauty using plants in their natural state, and
the use of parts of plant materials for the sake of composition to create a new kind of beauty. Free style Ikebana doesn’thave a defined form such as in the shoka or rikka style. An arrangement will be influenced greatly by arranger’ssensitivity,emotion, feelings, knowledge and experience. What’s interesting about this style is that at times even beginners can produce a wonderfull creation.

Today’s materials are かわいいエリカ (Erica), オーニソガラム (Ornithagolum),
アンスリューム (Anthurium) and モンステラ (Monstera).

Out of these 4 materials, Anthurium and Monstera are not seasonal plants, so we need to depict the sense of the season by Erica and Ornithagolum. I decided to put Ornithagolum in the center in the context of Erica, while Anthurium and Monstera are arranged at the water level. By this formation, I tried to express the beauty of the landscape which exists somewhere around us in everyday life.


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Today’s theme was a “Challenge to Shoka Shimputai (new style of shoka)”, which emerged in 1977 along with the change of living environments.
Unlike Shoka Shofutai which has numerous rules, Shoka Shimputai is a rather freer style of Shoka.
However, the importance of “Mizugiwa (Water edge)”, the place where the stems emerge from the water in the vase, remains unchanged.
We need to arrange all of the stems so as for them to rise straight upward in the center as if they were a single stem.
Anyway, 1977 was the year of my birth, so I was so excited to attend a class personally.

The materials used for today’s class were Japanese maple (紅葉), Gentian (Autumn bellflower) (りんどう) and Patrinia (おみなえし).
Based upon teacher’s advice, we selected the material we moved by most as “Shu (main stem)”, then started the arrangement.
As we have learned the way of Shoka Shofutai which has a defined style for a long time, the style of Shoka Shimputai, a freer style, was really difficult for us.
Our mind is good enough to get used to arrange flowers in a pre-determined way and is difficult to arrange something new and something creative.


I selected Patrinia as Shu in the beginning because of its pretty yellow color, but was not able to arrange it in a good way.
Then I changed Shu to Japanese maple based upon the advice from a teacher and tried again….
The balance between Japanese maple used as “Shu” and Autumn bellflower used as “Yo” seems to have been very good for me, so I hesitated over more than 10 min whether I should include Patrinia or not, though I finally decided to use it.


The main point of my arrangement is the sensory “Yin-and-Yang” balance between Japanese maple and Autumn bellflower.
The size of Japanese maple is relatively large, the one of Autumn bellflower is relatively small, and these stems are connected each other by Patrinia used as “Ashirai”, playing a vital part in the overall content and effectiveness of the arrangement.






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