Sensei Linnéa started by explaining her role as a teacher, which is not asking students to simply replicate what the sensei has created, but asking participants to use their own imagination and creativity to show the harmony of using three materials in a shoka sanshuike arrangement. We were further challenged to make a divided (kabuwake) arrangement using pussy willow, leucodendron and yellow spray roses.
As she promised, she encouraged each of us to follow our own imagination, while still following the Ikenobo rules to come up with an arrangement that showed sanshuike harmony. And what lovely creations they were! Thank you, Linnéa sensei, for your
encouragement and gentle suggestions.
The highest-ranked sensei in Arizona, our own Linnéa Storm, taught our March workshop at the Zerio residence in Scottsdale. The first order of business was the formal presentation of Certificates of Completion to Susan Quinn (Level 4), Wanda LaLoggia (Level 8), and Yuki Kataoka (Level 7…in absentia).