Flowers for a Tea occasion
By Grand Master Fuden-an Sojitsu
Flower: Youraku Ananas
Vase: square glass vase with handles made by Ms. Iwata Itoko.
Every year at this season, I use the Youraku Ananas which grow in my garden for flower arrangements. The contrast between the color of the flower and the leaves create an feeling that the spring is in full swing.
The vase used is reminiscent of an Oribe vase with handles and is a piece created by Ms. Itoko Iwata. I used a cedar wood plate to conceal the base of the flowers, some advice my father had once given me.