Blooming Mondays: Ikenobo

flowers Ikenobo

Beginning at the Choho-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan over 550 years ago Ikenobo is considered to be the origin of ikebana. Roughly translated Ikenobo means “A priest’s hut by a pond” – IKE = pond and BO = Priest’s hut. The priests have been master arrangers for generations and I will share a few of the basics I have learned.



This week the arrangement is made up of a stock of yellow lilies, three pink zinnias, a bunch of purple German statice, baby’s breath, and a variety of greens that I don’t have a name for.

First Attempt


Teacher’s Arrangement


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