Friday, May 6, 2011

Foreign Friday

Ikebana Competition
 Heika style display
Misawa, Japan
Fall 1980

Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, has many styles: upright, slanting, and cascading.


These low, spreading Ikebana arrangements are in the Moribana style.

I purchased the supplies/accessories to create Moribana style Ikebana, but I never came close to creating a true ikebana arrangement.

9 comments:

  1. This type of flower arranging is probably not something I could successfully achieve either. It seems more constructed than arranged--very striking and pretty, though.

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  2. Interesting arrangements. I don't know that I could do it, but they are lovely in their simplicity.

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  3. How interesting! Thanks for sharing.

    Kat

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  4. My mom used to try to do Ikebana. I think she was somewhat successful -- I don't really remember. Sigh. These bring back memories even if they are spotty!

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  5. Very unusual and creative designs :)

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  6. Love the 3rd one. Swinging by all Bridge members today, reminding everyone, the contest is in full swing. Hope to see you soon, and often.

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  7. Lovely photos! I have a booklet on Japanese flower arrangement. I used to have a garden, so I could pick the flowers then. No garden anymore, now. Happy Mother's Day.

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  8. These are very interesting. I've seen some before but never knew they had a name.

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