Saturday, November 12, 2011

My study of green moss/Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

Teacher's workshop 11/12/2011

Teacher's workshop at Sogetsu Headquarter
Instructor: 久保島一超

What did he say: We are used to arranging flowers in the order of shin, soe and hikae. Try it in a different way, for example, arranging hikae first. Maybe you'll find out that shin and soe (sometimes) are not necessary after all. You may feel uncomfortable at first, but worth trying.

After his lecture, I cut shin and soe in my arrangement and placed them back into container as jushi. The overall view of my arrangement became tighter, or in a more unified way.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One-Two-Step photo Shoot at the HQ

Before & After

Instructor: Ms. Koka Fukushima

Friday, November 4, 2011

Men's class at Sogetsu Headquarter

Sensei: 淺井秀英

(1) Ping, curved and straight lines, rose hip vine and bulrush

After I arranged rose hip vines, I found that bulrush are not strong enough to compete with the curve lines if I try to mix them together. So I put bulrush together upright then bend them to the height of rose hip. I arranged bulrush pretty evenly all around.
critic: grouping bulrush not so evenly. That way, the (negative) space and rhythm are achieved.

(2) Ross, acacia, cock's comb, free style
After saw the Sogetsu Exhibition at Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store, he's really inspired. The teacher's critic was very gentle and encouraging. This is Ross' very first ikebana.