This workshop will concentrate on two shoka arrangements: a traditional shofutai and a more modern shimputai. Taught by Mimi Santini-Ritt, this is an excellent introductory class for those new to ikebana.
Shoka focuses on the unique character of each plant, the inner beauty discovered in the various growing forms of a plant as it makes every effort to live.
In a traditional shoka shofutai, the life of plants is elegantly and gracefully expressed arranged in a single vase.
Shoka shimputai was introduced by present Headmaster Sen’ei Ikenobo in 1977 as a modern style of shoka suited to contemporary life styles. Based on Ikenobo¹s traditional sense of beauty, the beauty found in shoka shimputai comes from observing plants from various perspectives such as color, shape, texture, extension of leaves, and movement of stems.
Morning Shoka Shofutai
Afternoon Shoka Shimputai