Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chrysanthemum and Japanese Culture

 A demonstration by Emiko Suzuki, Professor 1 st grade of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana, started her study of Ikebana in 1986 in Japan with Master Fujii.  Emiko was allowed to arrange flowers freely for five years and then began traditional Ikenobo lessons for 16 years. She devoted to the study of advanced Rikka in Kyoto, 2006 a full year. Emiko's unconventional training has resulted in her unique Ikebana style.    Emiko is also an instructor in the art of tea ceremony. she opened the western NC Japanese Culture Center to share her love of Japanese culture through Ikebana, tea ceremony,and Japanese language lessons.

The bottom four arrangement were prearranged by II members at opening luncheon meeting hall.(9-24-15)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Moribana or Nageire emphasizing the container

Materials: Japanese maple and mum.
Container: Ceramic vase (made by  Chih)
In this lesson is to emphasize the container for the arrangement. Therefore Japanese maple branch and mum were my materials and focus on the 18"tall, 5 1/2" width ceramic vase with two slits on top created by me.(9-15-15)

A Variety of Materials:

Five or more kinds of materials, mainly flowers are required for this arrangement  "Variety of Materials"at book 4-5 .  There are mainly from my tiny flower bed. The three hole container created depth for the arrangement by grouping of the flower. The pampas grass in autumn breeze with fall seasonal flowers, I enjoyed very much,  indeed.(9-15-15)
Materials: Pampas grass,hydrangea, cockscomb, mum, dahlia and
orange cosmos.
container: ceramic vase (made by Chih)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fall Harvest

Material: Mum,golden rod. seldom,oriental squash, bitter melon, crape apple branch
cabocha and ornament squash 
We had Fall Harvest activities at our church to thanks God's grace and mercy to joy for what the Lord has done for us yesterday. We sold all the vegetables that  harvested from our back yard and Taiwanese style food to raise money for our church.  It was a very significant event and the delicious Taiwanese foods we can't live without according CNN reported, such as Gua-bao, Bubble tea, Ba-chan , Ba-khe and Taiwanese sausage .(9-12-15)