We have learned about divided Shoka designs called Futakabu (dividing the arrangement into two parts), using two kenzans or dividing the arrangement into two parts on one kenzan. We have also had recent lessons creating a basic Rikka Shofutai and Rikka Shimputai designs. Now it is time to spread our wings and try a Rikka Shimputai design in two containers!
- Two matching or coordinating Type A containers will work best for this design. However, if you don’t have the right combination of containers, one will suffice and you will create a single Rikka Shimputai. By coordinating containers, we mean two containers that either match or can be used in combination. For example, two containers of a similar shape and color but not exactly the same will work nicely for this two container design lesson. It is suitable for one of the two containers to be taller than the other. So consider bringing any two Rikka or Shoka containers, two kenzans and two supplies of pebbles.
- 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. You will be asked to bring some line material in an email prior to the class.
- 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.
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!