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.
- 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
- 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.