Equipment purchase list for Sogetsu Ikebana with Sensei Soho
If you are attending the Ikebana teaching, you will need to bring 3 items: a sheers, a bowl, and a Kenzan flower frog (needle point flower holder.)
You have two options.
- Bring your own, either purchased new or from your home. You can buy the traditional Japanese versions of these items, or just substitute what is more affordable or ready-to-hand.
- Order from Sensei Soho. For this, we need payment no later than 1 week before the teaching. The deadline for receiving payment is thus July 8. Checks only made out to Soho Sakai.
Detailed description of needed items
Suiban ( shallow bowl ): 10 to 12 inches diameter and 2.5 inches height. You don't have to have one that is exactly like the picture. A similar one is perfectly OK.
Kenzan flower frog ( needle point holder ) 3.5 inches diameter. It’s nice to have a heavy one.
Hasami ( Ikebana shear): It is fine to use any kind shears to cut branches and flowers.
The cost if buying items from Sensei Soho is:
Suiban $75.00 Kenzan $50.00 Hasami $60.00
Photograph of traditional versions of these items