Anne Morrison, who arranges in the style of the Ohara School, leads today's workshop and the one in May. The Ohara School was founded in the late 1800s by Ushin Ohara. As Western flowers began to be introduced into Japan, Ohara instituted the moribana style---arrangements in a low bowl usually depicting scenery. This style was thought to be the most suitable method for arranging western flowers. For today's workshop we will do an arrangement called Hana Isho rising form, low bowl. It is an introduction into the moribana style in a somewhat simplified form.
Participants should bring appropriate containers, kensan, clippers, and a vase or pitcher for holding flowers while arranging them. Each of these arrangements is created in a low, round, oval or rectangular container, six to eight inches in diameter, with a flat bottom, and each requires one kensan. We will use spring flowers in keeping with the Ohara preference for seasonal materials.
Guest are welcome to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register at least three days before the workshop.
Ikebana International member material cost $8
Guest material cost $15
At the second workshop, on May 14, we will do a traditional color scheme Moribana.