For several years (decades, now) I have been saying, “Ikebana is better than therapy.” The first time those words escaped my lips I was in a lesson with several others who agreed wholeheartedly. Since that time, I have wanted to write a book, or at least an essay, about the therapeutic benefits of Ikebana. Now, I know that it is a worthy topic; maybe my book will be at least twice as long.
A Comprehensive Tome.
In a final offering here, the container is not from the Ichiyo School, but it is unique in that it can be placed on the bottom for a low or flat moribana arrangement or on the side for a taller, upright arrangement.
Nageire with Leaves
A leafy green nageire arrangement with a modified Ti leaf, braided aspidistra, and kale. The yellow line of the Dracaena leaf adds a subtle stream of color.
Leaves abound, even at the green grocer and the farmer’s market. Napa cabbage leaves form the base of this arrangement with one yucca leaf serving as the main line material. Shades of green in a simple bowl are so tranquil.