Level II – Mar. 13 or 20 – Rikka Shofutai (with flower path)

In this lesson we will continue developing our skills at learning the basic structure and function of the 9+ yakueda of a Rikka Shofutai as well as improve on our wiring of materials to make these beautiful designs. For those more experienced in Rikka Shofutai, we will also learn the flower path yakueda.

As nearly as possible, we will try to make this a step by step lesson.  Reviewing the short lagniappe video’s on wiring Sensei Stephanie has prepared are highly recommended. It is better to see these wiring lessons up close in these videos than in the class room.

Please bring:

  1. Type A or D container with 3″ to 4″  diameter kenzan or larger. Kenzan with an ashi (stem) is preferred. You may also bring the new black Rikka Curriculum container especially designed for Rikka Shofutai arrangements.  Bronze containers are also suitable, but usually have two small an opening for a large enough kenzan for this design.
  2. 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.
  3. Wire, tape, wire cutters, pliers, pinchers etc. are required equipment for this class.   Wire and tape will not be available for sale at the lesson unless you have made prior arrangements with Daniela Klecan, our ginza chair.
  4. Review the Lagniappe Videos on wiring.
  5. We will be asking for all those coming to this class to bring one type of material in sufficient quantity for the entire class.  If you want your design to be different, you are welcome to bring any green line material you wish.
  6. Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class.
  7. Your lunch or a snack!

Please Read:

  • Invitation to Ikenobo Beginning Rikka and/or Rikka I
  • More to Learn Rikka – Pages 7-12

You might want to read the following Kado lesson/essays as background for this class.  All are on this page.

  • 2019 April, May, June, July and September Rikka Shofutai
  • 2019 February Shoka Shofutai

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.