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October 18, 2020 Shoka Workshop with Jeanne Holy

October 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Shoka Sanshuike & Shimputai

Sensei: Jeanne Holy

Cost: $20.00 members

  • Register: Deadline is Friday, October 16th.  Please respond before the registration deadline.  After you register, you will be sent the link for the Zoom Workshop and to associated videos.  (Click on the button below to register.. Scroll to the bottom of the form, select YES, click on Submit)
  • Send your Payment: Make checks out to Ikenobo of Arizona. Checks should be sent to Lisa Schleier, 226 E. Marconi Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85022-3019.
  • Send Photos: Please make sure to send your pictures before the deadline so your sensei has time to critique them and you will have time to modify your arrangement and send back the picture of your corrected arrangement. 

The link to the ZOOM workshop will be sent to you AFTER you register.  After you register, make sure to send a check made out to Ikenobo of Arizona.

If you have questions,  please contact Wanda LaLoggia at  (480) 600-4220 or via email at

Workshop Details: Special Notes from Holy-sensei

I am looking forward to teaching the Arizona Chapter workshop via zoom  on October 18th, 2020!  The topic is a challenge to arrange sanshuike and shimputai using the same three kinds of material.  Once you register you will receive the URL to the zoom meeting and Video lectures on sanshuike and shimputai.   Please review the videos, arrange  your sanshuike and shimputai,  and send your photos via email or text to me for comments.  You may arrange anytime and send photos to me before the deadline. I will send you my suggestions and you may adjust your arrangement and send in a final photo.   During the actual workshop we will go over any questions you may have and then review each before and after photo of your sanshuike and shimputai.   Hope to see you on the 18th! – Jeanne Holy

Here is a little youtube video of Holy House participants shimputai and sanshuike arrangements using the same kind of materials for each:

Here is a short video on How to Take a picture of a Shoka.
Access Passcode: HHShokaPhoto1!!

Please send your photos via:

text to:  217 637 5221
Include a front view, side view and kenzan (sashiguchi) view
Initial “before” photos deadline:  Saturday October 17 by noon
final photos: Sunday, October 18 by 10am

Sanshuike & Shimputai using the same floral material

Becoming proficient at arranging isshuike and nishuike is necessary before being able to understand and arrange  sanshuike and shimputai well. Sanshuike and shimputai are  very modern styles.   I challenge you to arrange both using the same kind of floral material.  By doing this I hope you can clearly differentiate between the two.  This will require you to think carefully about your materials and how to showcase the shussho in both styles.  You will not need too much of any material for either style but when cutting  focus on what parts or branches you will cut for use in sanshuike or shimputai.  This is a challenge but have fun with the freedom of it Concentrate on creating beautiful shoka regardless of the material you find to use. 

Some Suggested Floral Materials: 
For Shimputai : 
Everything is good.  This is very personal and subjective to you the arranger. Please look at the reference material to get some good ideas. However since I am from Illinois and you are living in Arizona you will need to come up with other choices! Make sure your materials bring brightness, sharpness  in your shimputai shoka.
For Sanshuike: I
ris leaves, cattails, bulrush, flag leaves,  spirea, euonomous,  eualia, hosta, tropical foliage, maple, bittersweet, sweetspire,  gladiolus, Japanese Anemone, toad lily, chrysanthemum, yarrow, butterfly bush, poke weed, hydrangea, winterberry, pinks, lily, lizianthus, and too many to mention. Since this is shofutai you will need to show shin, soe, tai form, so please keep that in mind when selecting.

Reference Materials:
Shoka I new edition pg 39 – 47
Shoka II new edition pg 41 – 45
Invitation to Ikenobo Shoka Shofutai I pg 34 – 38

Invitation to Ikenobo Shoka Shoka Shimputai More to Learn Shoka pg. 16-19, 130 -140 and 145-159 The Joy of Ikenobo Ikebana pg. 42-69


October 18, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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