Flowers for a Tea occasion
By Grand Master Fuden-an Sojitsu
Flower: 'amanogawa-hototogisu', gentian and 'takatoudai-teriha'.
Vase: Withered bamboo with a notch made by Kobori Enshû.
It is important for floral arrangements in autumn to have the same feeling of transition that comes with the season of nostalgia. In this flower arrangement, the yellowed 'takatoudai' represents the beginning of winter and 'amanogawa-hototogisu' and gentian represent autumn. The wilted bamboo is soaked in water the day before the arrangement.