The left side Ikebana arrangement shown above is made by a student of California Flower Art Academy. The picture of right side is from Wikipedia. We picked up above arrangements only because it is easy to find "Kenzan" and "Suiban" actually used for Ikebana Arrangement. (For details about these terminologies, continue reading). Ikebana arrangement uses different type of tools as shown below. The left one below is called FLORAL FOAM (famous brand is "OASIS") which is used for European or American style of floral arrangements. The center one (below) is what is called "Kenzan" used for Japanese Ikebana Arrangement. This is also called Needle Point Holder. If the word of "Kenzan" is written in Chinese character, it means "Sword Mountain". There are so many needles mounted on the iron pad which is so heavy and good for holding flowers/flower stems. In the case of Floral Foam, it is made of chemical stuff and easy to use. Stems of flowers can be easily inserted into Floral Foam. The right one below is called "Suiban" which is a flat type container used for Ikebana Arrangement.
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California Flower Art Academy has been engaged in teaching a wide range of floral designs in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley (San Jose) since 1990 as a floral school certified by Flower Decorators Association (Tokyo Japan). We offer hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons) which greatly help entry level students easily and quickly earn a decent level of skills. If you are looking for a reliable floral arrangement instructors or floral design school offering quality classes with cheap, inexpensive and affordable tuition in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo County) or Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County), why not join California Flower Art Academy ? We help you make a difference in floral art.