TAASA CERAMICS STUDY GROUP Ikebana: relating ceramics with flower arrangement 7 June 2014 A meeting of the Ceramics Study Group was held at the house of Dr and Mrs Tenpas one Saturday in June. Twenty-two members and friends gathered to hear Mrs Kuniko Nakano, Head of the Sydney Ohara Group of Ikebana, demonstrate the relationship between ceramics and flower arrangement. This school of Ikebana originated during the Meiji Period. – TAASA Review September 2014


This article was originally found in the September 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 3, Page 31).

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Kuniko Nakano has many years of experience practicing and teaching this art form as was ably displayed during the morning.

She produced three types of arrangement for three differing types of ceramic vessel, each of which expressed a particular aesthetic mood.

One, in a flat Oribe style of container, appeared like a miniature garden behind a fence and was enhanced by the placement of a plain paper table screen at the rear of the arrangement...