I have wanted to take an Ikebana class ever since moving to Japan. Ikebana is a 600 year old traditional Japanese flower arrangement practice. Each stem, leaf and flower is placed strategically, emphasizing strict guidelines to shape, lines and forms.
A friend and I found the Ohara School of Ikebana in Minami Aoyama (my new neighborhood) and booked a class to test out our Ikebana skills. We had such a great time and learned a lot just from one session. The Sensei was extremely informative and we learned the basics about SUBJECT flowers, OBJECT flowers, FILLERS and symmetry.
I look forward to our next class and sharing some basic pointers about Ikebana!
|Beautiful arrangement by an upper class student|
|Guide describing angles, width, height and depth of subject, objects and fillers.|
|SCHOOL of Ikebana|
|My first arrangement|
|Another Student's arrangement. I LOVE THIS!|