More To Know Rikka $30.00 (BK020)

This is the English version of the “Motto Iketai Rikka”. Recommended to intermediate-level students.

More To Know Shoka $30.00 (BK021)

The English version of the long-selling textbook “Motto Iketai Shoka”.

More To Know Free Style $30.00 (BK022)

The English version of the long-selling textbook “Motto Iketai Jiyuka”.

Rikka Introductory Curriculum $30.00 (BK001c)

This book is included in the official rikka introductory curriculum.  The curriculum includes this book, a special kenzan and a classic rikka style vase.  However; these items can be purchased separately.  This book is a textbook for those who have started Ikenobo Ikebana Rikka or for those who want to reinforce their Rikka basics.  This book is composed to learn in a step by step manner.  Important steps are well identified at each step.  Unlike Shoka and Free Style, Rikka is taught to students who have already learned Shoka and Free Style.   The lessons are organized as follows:

  • Step 1: Learning the basic structure of rikka and arranging yakueda
  • Step 2: Study of Ashirai
  • Step 3: Study of Kimono (Tree Materials)

Free Style Curriculum $30.00 (BK015c)

This book is organized to cover important steps of free style beginning with basics.   The lessons are structured so students can use the special vase designed for this curriculum.  This comprehensive guide  includes:

  • Emphasizing linear character (vertical, slanting, horizontal)
  • Emphasizing surface character (vertical, slanting, horizontal)
  • Emphasizing points (vertical, slanting, horizontal)
  • Emphasizing mass (vertical, slanting, horizontal)
  • Basic knowledge for ikebana

Shoka I $20.00 (BK016)

This textbook is recommended for all students who want to learn shoka.  It is organized as follows:

  • History & Floral Patterns of Shoka
  • Shoka Shofutai
  • Examples for Practice
    • Isshuike
    • Nishuike
    • Sanshuike
  • Technique & Tools
    • Technique
    • Tools

Shoka II $20.00 (BK017)

 The shoka II textbook covers the more advanced shoka styles.  The contents are organized as follows:

  • history of ikebana and establishment of floral styles, practice of shoka styles, hamono (leaf materials), special floral patterns, denka – (gokajo (five traditional articles), shichi-shuden (seven special teachings), and shoka shimputai.

Nageire - Moribana - Free Style $6.00 (BK003u)

Used Book: This books is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series.  The book is organized as follows:

  • The heart of ikebana
  • Essential ikebana technique
  • The Yakueda of Moribana
  • Basic styles of moribana
  • The yakueda of nageire
  • Basic styles of Nageire
  • Introducing Free Style
  • Lines, Surfaces, Points, Mass,
  • New ways of using plant materials.

Free Style $40.00 (BK003)

This is a new book by Prof. Manabu Noda.

It clearly explains jiyuka with technical examples and methods to bring the traditional Ikenobo spirit into modern times.

Contains 106 works that match the modern lifestyle.  All pages, Japanese and English Translation

The book is organized as follows:

  • Bringing the Traditional Spirit to the Present
  • Making a Drama
  • How to Enjoy Jiyuka
  • Living with Flowers

Shoka Shofutai I $10.00 (BK004)

This books is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series.  The book is organized as follows:

  • The Composition of Shoka
  • Functions of the Yakueda
  • Shin, Gyo, and So
  • Hongatte, Gyakugatte: In and Yo
  • Mizugiwa
  • Isshuike
  • Nishuike With Nejime
  • Maze-ike
  • Sanshuike
  • Hamono

Shoka Shofutai II $10.00 (BK005)

This book is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series and is the 2nd book in the Shoka Shofutai series.  The book is organized as follows:

  • Shoka Gokajo
  • Shichi-shuden
  • Futakabu-ike
  • Niju-ike
  • Kakebana
  • Tsuribana
  • Hamono With Short, Broad Leaves
  • Tonabata Shichi-shu
  • Shoka Betsuden

Shoka Shimputai $10.00 (BK006)

This book is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series.   The book is organized as follows:

  • Life’s Single Purpose
  • Basic Composition of Shimputai
  • Combining Materials
  • Selecting Shimputai Materials
  • Nature and Ikebana
  • Shoka and the Rhythm of Life
  • The Function of Space in Shoka
  • Thinking of the Wind

Beginning Rikka $10.00 (BK008)

This book is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series.  This is the 1st book in a 3-book series.  The book is organized as follows:

  • Ikenobo and the Beauty of Nature
  • Form, Vase, De, Sashiguchi
  • Rikka Featuring Branch Materials
  • Rikka Featuring Flowers and Herbaceous Materials
  • Wiring Technique
  • Ukezutsu
  • Rikka Featuring Cascading Material
  • Practice With Various Shin Materials

Rikka I $10.00 (BK009)

This book is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series.  This is the 3nd book in a 3-book series.  The book is organized as follows:

  • Ikebana History and The Development of Rikka
  • Yakueda, Ashirai
  • Functions of the Yakueda
  • Sashiguchi and Kusa-michi
  • The Styles of Rikka
  • Ikebana Tools and Mechanics
  • Koten Rikka
  • Meiji Rikka
  • Naraimono Nanakajo

Rikka II $10.00 (BK010)

This book is part of the “An Invitation to Ikenobo” series.  This is the 3nd book in a 3-book series.  The book is organized as follows:

  • Jukyukajo
  • Isshiki-mono
  • Modern Isshiki
  • Three Variations of Do
  • Three Variations of Maeoki
  • Three Variations of Nagashi
  • Two Variations of Shin
  • Okuden sankajo
  • Suna-no-mono
  • Isso-Mono
Joy Of Ikenobo

Joy of Ikenobo Ikebana $15.00 (BK014)

  “Ikebana starts with a single flower”… “The Joy of Ikenobo Ikebana” is an indispensable introduction to Ikenobo Ikebana for beginners and inspirational for experienced practitioners, particularly those new to Ikenobo. This book focuses on jiyuka and shoka styles offering a detailed introduction to techniques, materials and vase selection, how to combine colors and clear instruction on the rules of form in shoka.  The contents are:

  • Learning and Enjoying Free Style
  • Learning and Enjoying Shoka Style
  • Learning about the History of Ikebana
  • A selection of Free Style