Level I – March 28 – Two Variations of Shoka Shimputai

Today we will create two Shoka Shimputai designs – one regular and one futakabu ike style.

Below are examples of Shoka Shimputai Futakabu ike from our workshop with Professor Horie

Below are other Shoka Shimputai examples

Please bring:

  • You may bring one container and two kenzans or two different  Type A  containers  and kenzans for each.  The containers should have an opening large enough to take a 3″ diameter kenzan, especially for the futakabu ike designs.  Traditional bronze containers are not suitable for Shoka Shimputai 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.  We will have pebbles available for sale at all Level I lessons for $5.
  • Examine the pictures above and bring a variety of line material of your own choosing. for both the both designs. 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 Shimputai book
  • Joy of Ikebana Ikenobo – Shoka section pages 50-59
  • Any previous class notes on these two styles

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!