ikebana and life in japan

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Short Ikebana Picture Video How-To

I've been messing around with trying to make an ikebana video lately.

Here are my first two attempts. I took a series of photos and made a little mini-movie on how to make two different kinds of arrangements. They don't go into a lot of detail, because I wasn't sure I could even do it -- I am not the most tech savvy! I'm going to actually try and take a video of me doing and explaining an arrangement next, so be on the lookout for that. Until then, enjoy these two short videos.


Anonymous said...

Like these videos. Nice choice of music in the background! :D As for the arrangements, wonderful as always. I bet the second arrangement in the tall vase is reallly difficult.


Stephen Coler said...

john, thanks! i thought the music was a nice addition to the video, too. there are tons of choices to choose from on the youtube site -- i had no idea! doing an arrangement in a vase is a bit dificult, but i love the challenge and love the end result.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for my first lesson of Ikebana today.It was difficult but I enjoyed the cozy class.I happened to study again the rising form by your 12 minutes video now. I feel I am a little bit clear about today's lesson.I would like to feel and create the beauty with joy...

Stephen Coler said...

thank you for coming to the class. i'm glad that you enjoyed it. ikebana is a little difficult at first, but it gets easier as you practice it more and more.
i look forward to seeing you again this week.