We can find materials at home and our vegetable gardens and arrange them freely regardless of schools or styles, and that’s why I’m doing it for such a long time with friends from a local Noh no Ikebana club. When we participate in prefecture exhibitions or local events, we share the materials and tools. Showing the arrangements with each other is fun.
I always place importance on the sense of seasons. I enjoy using dead plants as well, in addition to fresh vegetables and plants. This way, I can express the passing of the seasons. Dried hydrangea is one of my favorite materials. I love the shape, and I think they look gorgeous. So, I use them very often.
The theme of this arrangement is “Autumn Breeze.” I tried to create a picture of wild plants swaying in the breeze. I chose fine-tipped spring onions and cute purple waremoko wildflowers and added beautifully-ripen red peppers to make it a bit more decorative. When I put it in front of the window, it’ll blend in the autumn view from the window.”
<Materials> Red peppers, spring onions, hydrangea, waremoko, botankusagi, African lilies, etc.