What is Nageire Arrangement of Ikebana

People who are familiar with Ikebana arrangement must have heard of the word "Nageire". Nageire is one of the most popular style of Ikebana arrangements. This arrangement uses tall upright vase. Therefore it does not use Kenzan and Suiban that are quite popular tools for typical Ikebana arrangement called Moribana. Nageire arrangement is well known along with Moribana. 

Since Nageire arrangement usually uses no Kenzan, it is a little bit difficult to hold flowers in a right place inside a vase. Therefore we often use crossbars, stoppers and/or wires in the location that is not visible from outside. Only because this arrangement needs above mentioned "tools" to hold flowers (or some other elements) in a right place of a tall vase, making Nageire arrangement MAY be a little bit difficult for people who are not accustomed to this particular arrangement. 

Due to its difficult way of arranging, we teach Nageire arrangement only from Ikebana Arrangement Intermediate Course. Our curriculum of Ikebana Short Seminar Program and Ikebana Arrangement Elementary Course does not cover this particular arrangement. 

For those who want to know better about this particular Ikebana arrangement,CLICK Images of a Variety of Nageire Arrangement HERE. If you would like to see videos showing demonstration of Nageire arrangement, following YouTube videos are helpful: (The pronunciation of "Nageire" is totally different from that done by Japanese people). 

California Flower Art Academy offers various programs focusing on Ikebana arrangement as introduced below:

If you are interested in Japanese traditional culture and would like to learn Ikebana arrangements, we can help. You can enjoy friendly training by our instructor who is certified in Japan and has over 30 year experience of teaching Ikebana. For more information, feel free to contact info@california-academy.com


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For those who love flowers and floral designs, especially Japanese traditional floral art called "Ikebana", we are providing various information in addition to offering a variety of Ikebana classes in the San Francisco Bay Area (Burlingame, San Mateo County) and also Silicon Valley (San Jose, Santa Clara County) not only on weekdays but also on the weekend. Our programs are cheap, inexpensive and affordable. If you are interested in taking lessons of Ikebana arrangement, why not join California Flower Art Academy ? You can enjoy hands on training of ONE ON ONE instructions (semi private lessons) by a well experienced Ikebana instructor having more than 30 year experience.

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