A beginner’s guide to the Japanese art of flower arranging

Sunshine Place, in collaboration with Marc Tomas, former president of Ikebana International Manila Chapter 108 and member of Sogetsu Potential Manila Chapter, will lead another workshop on Ikebana-Sogetsu inspired flower arrangement at Sunshine Place next month.

Ikebana has evolved over the years and now has several schools

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. From simple floral offerings dating back to the Heian period, the art of flower arranging has evolved over the years and now has several schools. Ikebana has three pointed structures to represent humanity, earth and sky. It is guided by minimalism and graceful forms.

The workshop is for beginners who will learn the basics of the Japanese art of flower arrangements such as vertical Moribana style, basic tilting and variation with movements, basic Nagiri style and a combination of Moribana arrangements and Nagiri.

Tomas, who has been teaching Ikebana classes at Sunshine Place since 2017, will lead the limited face-to-face workshop on November 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This Japanese art of flower arranging is guided by minimalism and graceful forms

Starter kits are available on site. Each starter kit includes flowers for all four sessions, kenzan, and a vertical and horizontal base. Students are encouraged to bring their own garden scissors to class.

To register and for more information, please call Mr. (0917) 515-5656 or email: [email protected]

Terisa K. Carn