【News】Noh no IKEBANA: Improving presentation skill                             (2) Arrangements that blend in well with the surroundings (Dec. 2, 2016)

Late Autumn

Late Autumn

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Tomiko Fukaya, Higashiura town, Aichi Prefecture

Tomiko Fukaya, Higashiura town, Aichi Prefecture

Noh no Ikebana for an entrance hall or a living room should go along with the surroundings. They should fit in well with the surroundings in size of course, but it’s also important for you to pay attention not to hide pictures and other small home decor items that are already there.

Having a too big arrangement on a table or a shelf in the living room may make you feel cramped. So choose small containers like iron kettles, tea pots or small baskets.

If you have a big arrangement, put it in a larger space such as a tokonoma built-in alcove in a Japanese style reception room or an open space in an entrance hall.

The theme of this arrangement is late autumn. It’s a compact table arrangement of materials from my garden and I chose a small basket.

<Container>  Small basket and carved wooden container

<Materials> Gardenia with fruits, chrysanthemums, Japanese silver grass, and scarlet runner beans

<profile> Tomiko Fukaya, 83, is one of the founders of No no Ikebana Club of current JA Aichi Chita (an agricultural cooperative in Aichi Prefecture), which was established in 1989.

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