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Two vases, two points of view
Lower vase seen from above
Higher vase showing the root system

The poinsettia grows its green petals around the coloured leaves. I turned this pattern around, separated the colors into their own areas, and showed the stem and roots in this arrangement. Ranka Sensei’s class in November 2019.

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Berry Juice

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This arrangement makes use of berries of various colors and sizes.

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Working alone at home, I bent some dry materials into squares, following the basic colour principles and angular dynamics set and made famous by Piet Mondrian. Buttercup, found aplenty in nature in summer, accustomed to this requirement quite well.

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Vasta Experiments

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Arranging with midsummer in mind.

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The best thing about the festive Christmas season is the perfect excuse to make abundant bouquets and tabletop arrangements any way I like! The pleasure of giving and creating is overwhelming. I want to thank all of my friends and family who have made this year as good as it has been for me.

Not all of the above techniques are ikebana, but variety is a spice of life.

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This is a dark winter compilation seen from above. Dyed black and white materials stand in a dark, almost blackish bamboo vase. A touch of glittery red reminds us of Christmas time.

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Our team arrangement at Sogetsu Ikebana Fnland’s fall exhibition 2015 in STOA gallery, Helsinki. Designed, painted, and assembled by Shunran, L.Talikka, and myself.

Teacher: Shunran

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Tenerife’s highest point, Teide, is surrounded by a natural park filled with pine trees. This volcanic region suffers from occasional forest fires in the hot summer months. The bark of the pine trees in this area is scorched black, but the trees keep growing in the high altitude. This arrangement represents my recent hiking experience on the Chinyero trail. I combined fragile violet flowers with burnt tree material to create a contrast between two feelings: fresh and suffering, gentle and sturdy.

Teacher: Ranka

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Cool down by these mini fountains and oases.

Teacher: Ranka

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IMG_0578IMG_0581The tower reaches upright into the Kyoto skyline above the blossoming pink sakura trees…

Teacher: Ranka

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