Tag: Saga Goryu Ikebana

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 322

Today’s ikebana is a move back to my classical Saga Goryu ikebana study, done in class today. It’s a great balance to the more avante garde Sogetsu School, and I think that studying both schools helps me understand ikebana as a whole much better. This arrangement is the Shogonka form and the six main branches represent earth, water, fire, wind,…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 252

AT my Saga ikebana class today we continued to do moribana landscapes, each one is based on a location in the different temperate zones from nothern to southern Japan. Today’s landscape is supposed to depict a view from a river gorge bank across the rushing waters to the other side. Cherry branches, asters, wild rose foliage and solidago are used…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 224

This is the view during my Saga ikebana class today, we were all working on seaside landscapes with pine and sand. It was interesting to work on moribana/landscape designs although a bit difficult to wrap my head around the connection between both at the same time. But it was a great class, reminding me how much more I have to…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 198

My inoribana arrangement from yesterday was so much fun that I thought I would try it again today. I had a great selection of flowers to use, a tulip, red twig dogwood and palm leaf. It looks pretty good, and it makes me look forward to my ikebana lesson Sunday when I will get to do it once more, this…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 197

Yesterday I made my return to my Saga Goryu ikebana classes after missing a few classes during December. The shogonka arrangement I posted yesterday was from our class lesson, and we had intended to do a second lesson (inoribana) but ran out of time. So today I thought it would be fun to try doing inoribana or “prayer flowers” arrangement…