〒154-0004 2-13-13-202 Taishido Setagaya-ku Tokyo
Kakei for beginners
|Basic styles and Variation styles
3 main stems, the way to handle materials,
the way to fix and bend, the way to find beautiful lines etc.
|Curriculum 3,4||Free styles under themes
Vertical Composition, Composition of Curved lines
With Branches Only, Focusing on the Uses of Water etc.
|Curriculum 5||Into the Ocean of Diversity
Seasonal Plant Materials, Composition Expressing a Movement
Arranging from Behind (Moribana, Nageire), What Ikebana Can Do Today etc.
In the world of Ikebana, vases and containers are called 'Kaki'. In our classroom, there are various flower vases and basins. Warabite-basami (bracken sprout shaped handles) are used for cutting branches and stems. 3 kinds of books are available. (Buy the first one to start.) Official Sogetsu textbooks are written in both English and Japanese with diagrams, which is helpful for beginners. 'Moribana' is the arrangement using Kenzan (needle point holder) and basin. 'Nageire' is the type to be arranged in a tall vase. Whenever you finish a curriculum, you can apply for a certificate through a licensed teacher.
After completing the curriculum 1~5, you can get a certificate to teach Sogetsu Ikebana.
The concept of Sogetsu Ikebana is that it can be created anytime, anywhere, by anyone in any part of the world, and with any kind of materials.
Each plant, such as branch, flower or leaf, has its own expression. Observing its different charcteristics, you can use these natural materials to create beauty and express yourself. In our school, there are the Fifty Principles, a list of 50 essential and fundamental points when you arrange Sogetsu Ikebana. Among those, the 1st statement is 'Beautiful flowers do not always make beautiful Ikebana.'. When you do Japanese Flower arranging, you don't necessarily need to be in a Tatami room. The arrangement can be displayed not only in the alcove (Tokonoma), but also in other places.
Sogetsu Ikebana is always evolving. We put priority on both tradition and modern life style. In StudioF you can learn from the basics to the free style.
2-13-13-202 Taishido Setagaya-ku Tokyo