Level I – Feb. 9 – Visiting Professor Workshop

Ikenobo is the only school of Ikebana that supports professors to visit chapters around the world and provide the latest in Ikenobo teaching.

We will be creating a Rikka Shimputai!  Below are two pictures from Kado magazine of Rikka Shimputai designs created by Ikenobo professors. 

We need a volunteer to arranging a dinner for us to meet and honor the visiting professor on Tuesday evening, February 8.  We also need someone to bring the Professor lunch and to help with his/her transportation to/from the hotel.  Details to come later. 

This workshop is limited to 20 students maximum.

  • Please bring:

    • Type A, C, D, F, or G container with opening large enough for a 3″ diameter kenzan or larger. Kenzan with an ashi (stem) is preferred. A more modern container is preferred for Rikka Shimputai designs. 
    • 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.
    • Review the Lagniappe Videos on wiring.
    • All floral material will be provided but we need your help. See list below for suggested line material to bring to class.  
    • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class
    • Please review Workshop Etiquette in advance.
    • Read previous class notes on Rikka Shimputai and review of the basic yakueda of Rikka Shofutai in any of your Rikka Shofutai textbooks.
    • Your lunch or a snack.

We arrive at 11:30 AM, set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases.  The lesson begins at 11:45AM and you are generally on your way home by 4-4:30PM. Bring a lunch or snack to enjoy while we are arranging.

Remember to bring multiple choices and pieces of 2-3 materials and make sure they are long enough too!

We need everyone to pitch in and bring quantities of materials. We will be organizing what we need closer to the workshop date. Be looking around for what you can bring.

  • Bull Rush
  • Shell ginger leaves
  • Sea Grape
  • Areca Palm
  • Palmetto Palm branches
  • Croton leaves
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Pittisporum or gardenia branches
  • Common Fern
  • Foxtail Fern
  • Use your imagination and bring what you think will be useful in a Rikka Shimputai design.
  • Check out the pictures of materials available in this area on this website.