Sat, Aug 13|
WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION by MASTER DAVID KOMEIJI, SAGA GORYU
This is a special and unique opportunity for Sacramento. Master Komeiji will demonstrate and guide us in understanding and creating our own Saga Goryu composition. This will be a remarkable experience for all attendees!
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – Aug 14, 2022, 3:00 PM
Sacramento, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
About The Event
Saga Goryu Ikebana
embodies these values and expresses them through their arrangements.
The concept of ‘Funi’ (不ニ) nonduality; “not two” is fundamental to understanding
Saga Goryu ikebana. Saga Goryu’s arrangements are created in a ‘context’. The reason
for the arrangement, selection of display space, vase, arrangement stand, and
materials all set the scene for the arrangement. The idea that an arrangement is the
most important item, neglects the other contextual components and detracts from the
On one level, Funi—“not two”—looks at the arrangement and surrounding space
as a complete unit. The air space (kuukan) is vital to show the interaction between the
individual components of the arrangement and space encompassing the arrangement.
On a deeper level is the experience of the arranger and viewer that can be relayed only
partially by words. Philosophically speaking, Funi refers to that which can be expressed
and that which is experienced. Although humans desire decisive answers, life’s
answers tend to fall somewhere between those polar positions.
Another perspective of Funi is stability/balance (antei). This idea permeates Saga
Goryu arrangements. The opposite of stability is unstable/unsettled. If one’s body/mind
is centered/balanced/stable, then one is able to face life’s challenges without too much
distress. When the material in an arrangement is secure and balanced, it provides the
viewer with a sense of stability and relaxation.
Saga Goryu School of Ikebana, North America Chapter (Hokubei Shisho)