Level I – Mar. 13 – Divided Shokas – Traditional and Modern

Today we will make a Shoka Shofutai (traditional) and Shoka Shimputai (modern) with a twist. Each design will be in divided into two parts.  Below are two pictures of Shoka Shofutai Futakabu ike designs using two materials.

Below are pictures of Futakabu Shoka Shimputai.  A divided Shoka Shimputai using three materials.

Please bring:

  • For the Shoka Shofutai bring a Type D container with two kenzans.  Kenzans may be 2″ or larger in diameter. No pebbles are used in this design.  If you do not have a suiban or Type D container, consider a compote or large wide bowl that will accommodate two kenzans.  The container for this design should be shallow.
  • For the Shoka Shimputai – bring any Shoka container that can handle two smaller kenzans or one kenzan of  3-4″ diameter kenzan.  The two parts of the arrangement can fit onto one kenzan and need not be separated by more than 1-1.5″.  You will need pebbles to raise your kenzan for this design.  We will have pebbles available for sale at most Level I lessons for $5.
  • Examine the pictures above and bring a variety of line material of your own choosing. for both arrangements. Please bring enough to share with others.
  • All floral material will be provided.
  • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class

Please read:

  • Invitation to Ikenobo – Shoka Shofutai II – pages 16-19
  • Joy of Ikebana Ikenobo – pages 66-67

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 have probably enjoyed your own bag lunch with us!