Rikka and Shoka

Containers for shoka and rikka should have an opening at the top that is wider than the base and the top edge should be completely even.

Boat Containers

Boat containers are used for shoka boat arrangements and can also be used in jiyuka arrangements

Baskets

Baskets are suitable for traditional isshuike and nishuikeshoka designs.  Not suitable for sanshuike, shimputai or futakabu-ike designs.  Baskets without handles are preferable.  Kenzan must be raised to just below the top of the basket.

Suiban

A suiban is a flat, shallow container and is suitable for futakabu-ike, shoka, some modern shoka and classic rikka designs and jiyuka style.

Traditional Bronze

Traditional bronze containers are for classic rikka and classic shoka arrangements.  Should not be used for modern shoka, jiyuka or any shimputai.

Tatehana

A tatehana is  the predecessor to rikka.  This container should be no more than 9 to 10 inches tall.

Classic Rikka or Shoka

Classic rikka

Shoka Containers

shoka

Tatehana Containers

tatehana

Tatehana with 1 Stem of Camellia

tatehana w 1 stem camellia

Rikka or Shoka Containers

rikka or shoka

Jiyuka Containers

Jiyuka_vases

Modern Rikka / Shoka

Modern rikka

Baskets

basket

Futakabu-ike, Shoka, Jiyuka

Suiban

Nishuike or Isshuike

Nishuike or isshuike

Shimputai

shipmutai

Shimputai or Jiyuka

sumonomono or shimputai