Level II – April 18 – Shida no maeoki

This is a slightly more challenging Rikka than the others offered this season.  If you are becoming comfortable with the nine basic rikka positions, about where they are placed in the kenzan and their bending points, then by all means, consider challenging yourself with this lesson.

Please bring:

  • Type A container with opening large enough for a 3″ diameter kenzan or larger. Kenzan with an ashi (stem) is preferred. You may also bring the new black Rikka container, especially designed for Rikka Shofutai arrangements.
  • Pebbles to raise your kenzan to within 1/2 inch of the top edge of your container.  Pebbles must be no larger than your little finger nail.
  • Examine the picture above and in your book – Invitation to Ikenobo Rikka II p. 19
  • Wire, tape, wire cutters, pliers, pinchers etc. are required equipment for this class.   Wire and tape will also be available for sale at the lesson.
  • All floral material will be provided.
  • Please examine the picture above and bring your own line material. Remember there are generally several (up to 3) insertions of the same line material in different areas and levels of the arrangement.  The picture above has bamboo, pine, fern, loquat leaves, iris leaves and a flowering branch. Any combination of these materials or similar ones that you bring will be appreciated.  
  • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class

Please read:

  • Invitation to Ikenobo – Rikka II Pg. 19
  • Rikka the Soul of Japanese Floral Arrangements – P. 68

We arrive at 9AM and set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases.  The lesson begins at 9:30 and you are generally on your way home by 2PM and you have probably enjoyed your own bag lunch with us!