Kiwi

Another beautiful ikebana piece by Tomomi san. She arrives with branches from kiwi fruit trees or is it bushes? My miniscule experience with ikebana has shown me that structural engineering has a lot to do with it. How to get flowers or branches or leaves to apparently float in the air? If you just jam them in a pot they just flop all over the place.

The kiwi branches were challenging as they are top heavy and want to fall over.

First she installs a lattice in the pot to support the branches.

This does not work to her high standards. She takes another branch that stands vertical in the pot and grafts the main branch onto it.

Hard graft.
Painstaking.

The result is magical. The high convoluted branch hangs mysteriously in the air.

More difficult than it looks.
Elegance
She thinks about adding another plant but we don’t like it.

Then we eat poached salmon with umibudo and avacado.

Tomomi san tells me that there is almost no nutritional value in umibudo.
More food

After the meal Tomomi san moves the ikebana to stand on my piece of boshafu, on top of the cutlery canteen. It looks so much better!

Wow!
Defying gravity
Why doesn’t it fall over?

I wake up early this morning and stumble into the dining room and there was the ikebana in the dawn light. It was beautiful. I am so lucky. Thank you Tomomi san, you are amazing! See more of her art at: https://www.instagram.com/imomofolio/ Follow her.

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2 Responses to Kiwi

  1. virtuallyrachelgmailcom says:

    ABSOLUTELY Marvelous…in every respect! Thank you for sharing. ❤

    On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 6:37 PM The Quiet Ripple Defines The Pond wrote:

    > spikekalashnikov posted: ” Another beautiful ikebana piece by Tomomi san. > She arrives with branches from kiwi fruit trees or is it bushes? My > miniscule experience with ikebana has shown me that structural engineering > has a lot to do with it. How to get flowers or branches or leave” >

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