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.
- 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 $6.
- Examine the Shoka Shimputai pictures above and bring a variety of line material of your own choosing. 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
- Invitation to Ikenobo – Shoka Shofutai II – pages 16-19
- Joy of Ikebana Ikenobo – pages 66-67
We arrive at 9:30 AM and set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases. The lesson begins at 9:45AM and you are generally on your way home by 2PM and have probably enjoyed your own bag lunch with us!