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A team work by four of Shunran’s more advanced students. We started the weekly class off by building this wall piece in the classroom. It is supported by a metal wire net structure. We were quite satisfied with the seasonal outcome that takes advantage of both fresh and dry materials.

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Teacher: Shunran

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Sogetsu Ranka Ikebana group had the honor of receiving Sensei Koka Fukushima from Japan in Finland this weekend. She guided us with two demonstrations after which we created individual and group arrangements. The picture below features some of the arrangements that were designed with metal wire net and fresh materials. Mine is the second one from the left.

20150912_15421920150912_144757Above is my individual arrangement seen from above. The material is limonium and horsetail.

Below: a detail of this arrangement brought to sunlight where the wire material is elevated to a new level of visuality.

Teacher: Koka Fukushima

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Self-portrait: variations

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The driftwood stump takes a less dominant position when the entity is placed in a rusty box, or removed altogether.

Teacher: Ranka

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Luster of Metal - Harmony in Red

Red roses in a red moribana vase. The metal functions not only as a foreign element but also holds the asparagus greens and the flowers in a more upright position.

Teacher: Shunran

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White Stuff

I took a walk in the nearby fields last summer. The flowers that grew there were nothing fancy, but I picked two kinds to create a contrast of shape and colour. Leaving all the greens out this time lets the whiteness show all its shades.

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Silverworks

Ikebana summer course, day 4: Thunder in the air? Blue, green and silver tones created with coltswood wrapped inside aluminum foil to bring the metallic element into the composition. The white willow adds a shade of its own natural metallic luster.

Teacher: Ranka

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