Level II – Jan 31 – Kiku Isshiki – Rikka of Mums

This is a Level II lesson everyone can enjoy. We included this lesson particularly for those who are new to Rikka.  Please join us in the fun!

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. 6
  • 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.
  • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class

Special note for those new to Rikka:

It would be helpful if you study and became familiar with the nine basic yakueda (main lines or positions) of Rikka and their sashiguichi (placement in the kenzan) and de’s (bending point).  Most of this information is available in Invitation to Ikenobo Beginning Rikka and/or Rikka I books as noted below.

Please read:

  • Invitation to Ikenobo – Rikka II – page 6
  • Invitation to Ikenobo – Rikka I pages 4-17
  • Invitation to Ikenobo – Beginning Rikka pages 2-13
  • Rikka Introductory Curriculum
  • Rikka the Soul of Japanese Flower Arrangement – page 52

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!