Level I-Nov. 30 – Nishuike Shoka

Today we will create two different Nishuike Shoka designs (arrangements using two materials – using branch or grass material for shin and soe and flowers in the tai or neijime area).

This arrangement is by Rita Lindholm.

  • Type A, B, D, D, F or I container with an opening large enough for a 3″ diameter kenzan or larger.  Bronzes are suitable but you must have a wide enough opening to accommodate at least a 3″ diameter kenzan.
  • We are creating two designs. Consider bringing two different containers or at least a 2nd kenzan for your 2nd design.
  • 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.
  • All materials will be provided.  
  • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class.
  • Lunch or a snack!

Please read:

  • Invitation to Ikenobo Shoka Shofutai I page 34
  • New Shoka I textbook pages 39-47
  • More to Learn Shoka pages 16-19
  • Joy of Ikebana Ikenobo pages 48

We arrive at 11:15 AM, set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases. The lesson begins at 11: 30 AM and you are generally on your way home by about 3PM. Bring a lunch or snack to enjoy.

There will be a definitive break between the 1st and 2nd arrangements at about 1PM to allow everyone the opportunity to watch the critiques of all the arrangements and everyone the chance to have a snack break.

Please do not take your arrangement apart until all arrangements have been critiqued. If you need to leave before all arrangements have been critiqued, you will not get credit for the lesson. Plan your time accordingly.