freestyle ikebana

These photographic images are my freestyle ikebana (low bow to Moribana).  I design more everyday, photograph some, and place some of those online.

Some designs fit best on my Floral Design Blog while more elaborate floral themes deserve their own section.

I create original ikebana designs  for clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and deliver to them – usually within twelve miles of my studio in Kentfield.  My gallery starts here:

1. Marin Ikebana Cymbidium orchids, red .  The sweeping green and yellow leaves are harakeke, originally from New Zealand leading upwards to the curly willow.

 
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I believe Ikebana bouquets’ quiet dignity and subtle drama impress special events and important art form.  In my Floral Designer’s blog I include many arrangements blending ikebana and contemporary styles.

The ikebana designs in this freestyle gallery sometimes depart from the more conservative Japanese floral traditions – and they represent a fresh view of the Japanese aesthetic for the North American audience.

2. Asiatic Lilies Ikebana

Asiatic Lilies Ikebana

3. Ikebana

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4.  Pair of Cymbidium Flutes

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6.  Anthurium Ikebana

7.  Bird of Paradise Ikebana with Anthurium

Bird of Paradise Ikebana

8.  Branch Ikebana

Branch Ikebana

9.  Cymbidium Ikebana

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10. Magnolia Ikebana with Protea in Two Containers

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11. Blue Hydrangea

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12. Cymbidium Ikebana with Branches

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13.  Chrysanthemum Ikebana

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14. Ikebana

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17. Dogwood Ikebana with Bamboo

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19. Oriental Ikebana with Bamboo and Kale

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Now,  go back in time to my older Ikebana Gallery — Yukiko.

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