Level I – March 11 – Visiting Professor Workshop

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

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

Jean Kerstetter will be arranging a dinner for us to meet and honor the visiting professor on Tuesday evening, March 10.  Details to come later. 

This workshop is limited to 20 students maximum.

  • Please bring:

    • Type A 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.
    • All floral material will be provided. 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.

We arrive at 9:30AM and set up for class and make any necessary ginza purchases.  The lesson begins at 9:45AM.  Please plan to stay until at least 3PM for this workshop!

Suggestions for line material include the following. Remember to bring multiple choices and pieces of 2-3 materials and make sure they are long enough too!

  • Bull Rush
  • Shell ginger leaves
  • Sea Grape
  • Areca Palm (small or short stems)
  • Croton leaves
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Pittisporum or gardenia branches
  • 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.