These Ikebana arrangements were designed and made by our students under the instructions of our Ikebana instructor during real lessons in the classroom of California Flower Art Academy. Sometimes it is quite difficult to find Kenzan
(needlepoint holder to hold flowers and plants) placed in the Suiban
(shallow and flat container specifically designed for Ikebana arrangement) because Kenzan often hides behind or below flowers and plants.
The left Ikebana arrangement uses round shape Kenzan while the right one uses square Kenzan, which can be clearly seen in these pictures. Also these Ikebana arrangements are called "Moribana
" that uses Kenzan and Suiban. Usually beginner students start from Moribana when learning Ikebana. After they have earned a certain level of skill, they usually learn another style of Ikebana that is called Nageire
that is arranged in a tall vase in which we do not place any Kenzan.
Ikebana is a profound floral art that has a long history and Japanese traditional flower arrangement. This particular floral art is different from western style floral arrangement (European or American way of designs) that uses Floral Foam
(called "Oasis") instead of Kenzan and arrangement is done by using a regular vase whose shape is different from Suiban or some other kind of Ikebana vase. California Flower Art Academy teaches Ikebana as well as European floral arrangement in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo County) and Silicon Valley (San Jose).
If you are interested in learning Ikebana, we can help by way of semi private lesson (hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions limiting number of students to no more than 4 per class. We offer following Ikebana programs from which you can choose your favorite one by well considering your experience, budget and taste for learning Japanese arrangement.
REMARKS: We do not offer Ikebana Arrangement Instructor Course. None of our Ikebana couses is designed for training students to become Ikebana Instructor. If you are too busy to attend weekday and daytime lessons, why not join our Weekend Class
or Evening Lesson
offered every week. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org