The vase adds to the very modern feel of the arrangement.
Ninna-ji is the iemoto (head school) of the Omuro School of flower arrangement. Every year students and teachers display arrangements all throughout Goten. Here are a couple of pictures from this spring’s exhibition!
Two very gorgeous and impressive arrangements on display in the entrance to Goten.
Rooms that are usually off-limits to visitors are opened up and filled with flower arrangements.
There are many kinds of flowers and both classical and free-form styles on display every year! If you are in Kyoto next spring, keep this exhibition in mind!
The seika arrangement on the left features Japanese mountain ash, or urajiro no ki. It is a plant native to Japan and is named in Japanese for the white-ish color of the underside of the leaves.
On the right is a jiyū-ka arrangement that uses Peonies (shakuyaku), statice, and leaves of a variety of maple tree. This was a very tall arrangement in a very unique vase.
This beautiful arrangement is overflowing with plants that represent autumn! The four plants used in this jiyū-ka arrangement are: two varieties of chrysanthemums, red leaves from a variety of maple (kaede), and oriental staff vine (tsuru umedoki).
See the photograph below for a closer look!