While European and American floral arrangement use a regular type of vase, Ikebana arrangement often uses shallow type container which is called "Suiban". This particular container is designed so that Kenzan can be easily placed in the center of container.
Namely when it comes to Ikebana, it is very popular to use Kenzan and Suiban. Kenzan is a frog pin (needlepoint holder) that holds flowers in a container. In this sense Kenzan has a role of floral foam (commonly known as "Oasis) used for European floral arrangement. Since Suiban is designed with very shallow shape, it is quite easily for Kenzan to be placed in the center of Suiban. You find examples of Ikebana arrangement in this page. These arrangements are made using Suiban.
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