OCTOBER 21, 2023
Sensei Bev Tall began our basic shoka practice by creating an isshuike arrangement using only fall-colored chrysanthemums. We then made our arrangements.
After critiquing our initial creations, Bev made her own nishuike arrangement with two materials. She used eucalyptus branches for shin and soe and the same chrysanthemums for tai. The tai in this arrangement consisted of three parts called the nejime. There was a tall tai shin, a tai tani in the valley between the tai shin and tai saki which reached forward and had a leaf in front of it.
There was another set of critiques and the raffle, which was Bev’s nishuike creation and which was won by Minnette Siedenburg.
Today’s class participants used many different materials. You need to check out the photos to see how unique these arrangements were.