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.
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.
The result is magical. The high convoluted branch hangs mysteriously in the air.
Then we eat poached salmon with umibudo and avacado.
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!
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.