Tag: Saga Goryu Ikebana

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 84

This morimono is from my Saga Goryu Ikebana class today. The morimono in Saga is largely landscape based and are meant to convey scenes around bodies of water. Fall flowers, persimmons, asters, sumac and others are used to create this arrangement. It’s not bad, but still a little too clumpy and bulky for the container. Since I have been studying…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 70

My arrangement today is the heika from my Saga Goryu Ikebana class. In the design are pomegranate branches, solidago and rose hips. This is the more clasical school I study and I find it to be a lot more difficult, lots of rules and challenging arrangements. Still it does add to my understanding of basic ikebana and helps expand my…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 21

Tired of waiting for the garden to start blooming again I went to the Dupont Circle Farmer’s Market today to purchase some flowers. Using what I’ve grown or collected has been a pretty good feeling, but after days of barely being able to glean enough worth while materials to work with I had to buy flowers. The upside is that…

365 Days of Ikebana-Day 14

My attempt at a Seika (a formal form that utilizes a a three-branch composition based on an asymmetrical triangle) made of juniper branches from my Saga Goryu Ikebana class today. It’s not an easy arrangement to do, and I am quite sure I will be doing it over and over again until I gain the skill to do it with…

Saga Goryu Ikebana-Shogonka

Photographed in my outdoor “studio” (also know as the great ourdoors) the Shogonka arrangement from my Saga Goryu Ikebana class this week. This is one of the four main styles of Saga Goryu Ikebana: Moribana, Heika, Seika, and Shogonka. The directions of the flowers symbolize the relation between Heaven and Earth, the length of the flowers symbolize the movement of…

Glimpse of Summer

From my Saga Goryu Ikebana class this past week “Heika-Chokuseitai Maedome”. I’ve been studying this wonderful classical school of ikebana for a year now. It’s adding to my knowledge of ikebana and helping me to be more centered. Another nice aspect is that is has made my Sogetsu Ikebana seem much easier, maybe it’s the contrast between the rules of…