It was a small, but dedicated group that Zoom-gathered for our first official meeting of the 2020-2021 fall season.
Seven of the attendees had sent photos to our president, Wanda LaLoggia, before the meeting. Each presenter explained their photos and answered questions.
Four chapter members showed photos that included indoor and local backyard and outdoor plants that can be used for Ikenobo arrangements. We saw the plants first and then samples of arrangements. Then we heard from 3 members who shared creations including tatehana, shoka shimputai and jiyuka.
All these presentations elicited questions and group discussions from…where the plants were purchased to how difficult (or easy) is it to maintain them to what types of materials were used in arrangements to what was used to hold the stems (kensan, komiwara, etc). We even discussed containers and from where (or whom) they were obtained.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable and educational session. If you missed it, please check our official website, where photos will be posted. Hope to see you in another of our autumn workshops. Mark your calendars for October 18, November 22, and December 20.
Garden/yard materials with corresponding arrangement