Above photos show Kenzan (the top one) and very basic Ikebana arrangements using Kenzan.
Most of people who are familiar with flower arranging must be aware of floral foams ("Oasis") that are used for making European or American floral decorations. However many people have no idea about Kenzan that is often used for making arrangements of Ikebana, traditional Japanese floral art.
Although floral foams ("Oasis") are disposable items and this cannot be used repeatedly, Kenzan is not disposable. Namely Kenzan should not be disposed because this tool can be used repeatedly for the rest of your life. Therefore we can say Kenzan is a lifetime Ikebana tool.
Kenzan is made of metal and it consists of two parts. One is a heavy base metal. The majority of shape is flat and round and on this base metal uncountable number of needles are vertically inserted. When arranging Ikebana, flower stems are inserted onto these needles in order to hold flowers and posture of arranged flowers.
Due to the difference in this main tool used for floral decoration, Ikebana arrangements require delicate and sensitive skills for making decorations. If you love floral designs and want to earn skill of Ikebana arrangements, California Flower Art Academy can help. Our school offers under mentioned Ikebana programs at very affordable prices: Instructions are done by a well experienced Japanese Ikebana instructor licensed in Japan.
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