Ohara Ikebana Lesson (Moribana Slanting Style)

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Join 3rd Term Master Joe Rotella and create an Ohara School of Ikebana arrangement.

The lesson will start promptly at 4 PM. Please consider arriving at 3:45 PM so you’ll be set up and ready to start learning at 4 PM. The lesson will end by 5:30 PM. Your help cleaning up the room would be greatly appreciated. We must leave the room and have it look great by 6 PM.

This lesson will be the Moribana Slanting Style (Moribana Keisha-kei).

Joe will start the lesson with a brief overview of the arrangement’s key elements, followed by a demonstration of how to create the Moribana Slanting Style arrangement. Then you’ll make your arrangement!

The literal translation of Moribana is “piled up flowers.” It’s arranging materials as if “piled up” (moru) in flat, low containers called suiban using flower holders such as kenzan and shippo. The Founding Headmaster, Ohara Unshin, first conceived Moribana in the later part of the Meiji Era (1868-1912). Since then, the school has continued to refine and adapt Moribana to the changing times. Although many ikebana schools have adopted Moribana, it remains the hallmark of the Ohara School, which the school is proud of.

If you don’t have a suitable container or tools, some are available to use on loan during the lesson. Quantities are limited, and you must arrange to borrow items in advance. Registering online, you can reserve a container, kenzan, and scissors.

Please contact Joe Rotella (614.537.7077 or by email) if you have questions.

How To Reserve Your Seat

To reserve your seat using a computer, use the form on the upper RIGHT of this page. Indicate how many seats you need (i.e., 1); a form will appear below the ticket count. Enter the details for each person using the form, and indicate if they need to borrow a container, kenzan, or scissors. Finish by clicking Add to Cart.

To reserve your seat if you’re using a mobile phone, scroll WAY DOWN to the area labeled TICKETS. Indicate how many seats you need (i.e., 1); a form will appear below the ticket count. Enter the details for each person using the form, and indicate if they need to borrow a container, kenzan, or scissors. Finish by clicking Add to Cart.

Then click on the Cart and proceed to checkout.

Registration will close on Monday, 7/8, at 9 PM EST, so floral materials can be ordered in time for the lesson.

Class is intended for adults 18 years of age or older.

Note: Flowers and containers shown in the photos are examples only. Flowers and containers used in lessons will vary from those in the photos. The gallery of photos shows examples of suitable containers and clippers/scissors. It also shows an example of a kenzan (needle holder).

This class is possible thanks to a grant from the Ikebana Iwaya Fund and is offered in collaboration with the Asian American Community Services (AACS).

Ikebana IWAYA Fund

Asian American Community Services (AACS)