Level I – Jan. 30 – Rikka Shofutai

In this lesson we will hone our skills at learning the basic structure and function of the nine yakueda of a Rikka Shofutai as well as improve on our wiring of materials to make these beautiful designs.

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.  Bronze containers are also suitable.
  • 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.
  • 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 sashiguchi (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 or the new Rikka Curriculum book on pages 10-13.