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Red October

with Ranka sensei

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Berry Juice


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

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Fukushima Sensei visited our workshop in September 2019. The theme was 釣り花, tsuribana, which means arrangements hanging from the ceiling. We made a team arrangement together with L.K., J.S., and myself.  Sensei Fukushima suggested we pile up the red suibans, which gave the installation more power, concentration and intensity.

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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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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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A color rehearsal with warm and bright tones.

Teacher: Ranka

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Tomorrow is the opening of Sogetsu Ikebana Finland’s fall exhibition ‘Sogetsu to Art’ in Stoa, Helsinki. This is my solo arrangement. I have used three materials in a classic tricolor tonal range. 20150914_175924 20150914_175932

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A close-up of an instant composition made on the balcony on a grey January day with ostrich egg, ground root and cycad.

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