Ōhara school of ikebana
26 July - 1 August 2007
The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus
The Ōhara school was founded by Ōhara Unshin in 1895. Ōhara arrangements are made in a landscape format on open dishes or plates, rather than in tall, thin vases. This style has become known as moribana (‘piled-up flowers’). Worldwide there are over one million students of the Ōhara school.
This arrangement contains dried manzanita branches, phalaenopsis (a type of orchid) and euonymus.
The demostrator was Angela Sawano: "Whenever I walk through the countryside or forest I am always looking up at the unusual shapes of branches imagining how I would use them in an ikebana arrangement. My favourite summer flowers are morning glory, cockscomb, and lilies and lovely hosta leaves to place amongst them."