What is Moribana Arrangement of Ikebana

If you are familiar with Ikebana, you must have heard the word "Moribana". This is one of typical styles of Ikebana arrangement using Kenzan and Suiban. Moribana arrangement is quite well known along with Nageire. Kenzan is a kind of plate made of heavy metal on which uncountable number of needles are mounted. When arranging flowers, floral designers insert stems of flowers (or green elements) onto these needles to hold flowers. Suiban is a shallow container. Usually the bottom of Suiban is flat so Kenzan can be easily placed. 

By using Kenzan and Suiban, Ikebana artists can create the atmosphere which is totally different from European or American floral arrangements. One of outstanding features of Moribana is that this style of arrangement offers the image of broad expanse of natural beauty created by mound of flowers. Unlike European or American floral arrangement, Moribana arrangement does not use a tall upright vase. Therefore we can see through inside the Suiban (shallow container) and also easily find Kenzan (frog: needlepoint holder) placed in Suiban.

Students who sign up for program(s) introduced at the bottom of this page can experience to make Moribana arrangement by using Kenzan and Suiban during a lesson.  You can find the images of Moribana arrangement by CLICKING HERE. Also enjoy Moribana arrangement on YouTube video. If you are interested in learning Ikebana, why not join California Flower Art Academy where you can learn Ikebana by way of hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lesson). Those who have no previous experience in Ikebana are recommended to join under mentioned 

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