Friday, 15 June 2012

Renka Sogetsu Ikebana The Mission

Twelve ladies make an ikebana Sogetsu renka in the woods of the Belgian Ardennes. Follow Azalea study group on their mission on this slideshow photographed by Ben Huybrechts.

Renka is a Japanese collaborative genre of poetry where a minimum of three or four writers contributes to the finished poem. Hiroshi Teshigahara, the 2nd iemoto of the Sogetsu School, introduced renka as a form of ikebana group work. Each participating ikebana artist maks a new arrangement using materials of the previous composition.

More photos of the Azalea study group renka arrangement on this slide show.
More on renka on The Nordic Lotus Ikebana Blog.
Please also visit the blog of Ilse Beunen, one of the ikebana artists in the slide show.

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