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Rikka

Rikka's origin lies in the 16th century tatehana style. Reaching full flower in the 17th century, Rikka is the source of all later Ikenobo styles. Study continues today of both traditional and modern Rikka forms.

To construct Rikka's seven or nine basic parts, many contrasting but complementary materials are arranged in a single vase to express the beauty of a natual landscape. Hidden within the principles of this most representative of Ikebana styles is surprisingly fertile ground for variation and adaptation to contemporary environments.

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Using Chrysanthemums
as a main material.

Appreciation of space
is very important.

Combination of twigs
and african flowers.

A delicate balance
of materials.

Birds of paradise in
the traditional Rikka.

A closer look
at the same piece.

Lillies and thistles work
together suprisingly well.

Describing the image
of a wild meadow.

Combination of point,
line and surface effects.

Contemporary arrangement in
a traditional bamboo vase.

Gladiolus in Rikka
for a living room.

Pink heart shaped anthrium
gives a positive atmosphere.

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