Level II – Mar.25 – Chudan Nagashi Rikka Shofutai

In both Level I and Level II lessons we are learning about Jodan, Gedan and Chudan.  This lesson will focus on Chudan.

Chudan Nagashi Rikka

Please bring:

  • Type A container with opening large enough for a 3″ diameter kenzan or larger. Kenzan with an ashi (stem) is preferred. You may also bring the new black Rikka container especially designed for Rikka Shofutai 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.
  • Wire, tape, wire cutters, pliers, pinchers etc. are required equipment for this class.  
  • There will be no ginza at this lesson, so be sure you have wire and tape.
  • All floral material will be provided, however, Marcia Norberg will provide suggestions on line material to bring a few days before the class via email to all registered participants.
  • Check the Resources page of this website for a list of what to bring to class
  • Review Invitation to Ikenobo Rikka II page. 21

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.  The information on flower paths is on pages 12-13 of Invitation to Ikenobo Rikka I.

We arrive at 9:30AM and set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases.  The lesson begins at 9:45AM and you are generally on your way home by 2PM and have probably enjoyed your own bag lunch with us!