Freedom comes from your own thinking and doing

  • Price:1,980 Yen
  • Softcover:88pages
  • Language:Japanese and English
  • Dimensions:(W/H)210㎜/297㎜)
  • Date of Issue:Dec/1/2023
  • Item No.:A5142

Arranging flowers in hammer-raised metal vessels

Tankin in Japanese is a metalworking technique in which a single sheet of metal is hand-battered and hammer-raised to create various forms. lo Koichi, a finalist for the LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize 2019, pursues his own unique expression by adding his personal interpretation and value to this 4,000-year-old craft. The lemoto’s encounter with the young artist’s containers created a new landscape in the world of Tankin.

[feature article]MASS

Mass is a technique that was introduced into ikebana by our first lemoto Sofu as a new type of expression. In a broad sense, it is one of the three essential elements of ikebana: Line, Color and Mass. However, every person seems to have a different interpretation of mass. In order to thoroughly enjoy the authentic mass of Sogetsu,let us give a second thought to its concept and the method of arranging a mass.

Flowers in profusion[Winter]

Flowers for the New Year and Christmas-Showcasing sensibility in ikebana on festive occasions.


Teshigahara Akane Her Words and Works

  • Enjoy Ikabana.
  • Arranging flowers in hammer-raised metal vessels
  • Visiting an artist’s atelier

[feature article]MASS

  • What to do in order to enjoy mass
  • How Teshigahara Akane expresses mass
  • Meaning of“mass”
  • The first expression in ikebana
  • Architectural environment and mass
  • Let’s visualize mass
  • How to create mass 1 : Flowers
  • How to create mass 2 : Branches
  • Mass containing strength and energy
  • Materials for creating mass
  • For more attractive mass expressions

Ikebanists of Sogetsu

  • Exhibition report : Tan-no Kaen exhibition「YUI」
  • Flowers in profusion[Winter]:Iwamoto Chisei, Okazaki Shinobu, Ozawa Seiko, Kawana Tetsunori, Takagi Suisen, Okubo Masanaga, Nakada Kazuko, Kato Kumiko, Sumura Eikou, Hinata Yoichi, Nakamura Sozan, Fukushima Koka, Eguchi Tamae, Sumide Bisen


  • Artist Interview with Teshigahara Kiri : Andrew Salgado
  • Ikka-Sanbo(One kind of material in three distinctive variations)17: Dragon’s-claw willow : Sasaki Koyo
  • To the Cities of the World 37 : Joan Yusui Suzuki in San Francisco
  • What’s in an ikebana work? (Sofu’s Lecture Note) 32:‘Ikebana with poor visual quality:Ikebana lacking dynamics of rhythm, density, and intensity’
  • Teacher’s Workshop Thema: Arranging flowers on a corporate reception desk
  • Life with Flowers (Artist Profile):Miyashita Tosui


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