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Bunjin—an arrangement influenced by the Chinese

Chabana—floral arrangement for a tea ceremony

Dai—The wooden based upon which a container stands. It gives a finished look to the arrangement as well as protecting the surface of the furniture.

Do—way, path of personal development, philosophy

Hana—flower

Hasami—sharp shears used for cutting brances and flowers

Hikae—Literally translated means “earth.” It is the name give to the shortest of the three main stems in any Sogetsu School arrangement.

Ikebana—the art of flower arrangement; making flowers come alive

Ikenobo—one of the oldest schools of Ikebana

Jushi—materials such as flowers, branches, leaves or shrubs used to fill in main stems in any Sogetsu School Arrangement.

Kenzan—pin-holder for holding flowers and branches

Kuge—floral offerings for Buddha

Mizugiri—cutting stems under water

Moribana—piled up flowers; arrangements made in a shallow dish

Morimono—arrangements in which fruit and/or vegetables are combined with plant material.

Nageire—Arrangement made in a tall vase

Ohara—School of ikebana founded by Unshin Ohara

Rikka—Standing flowers; ancient classical arrangement

Shin—Literally translated means “heaven.” It is the name give to the longest and most important of the three main stems in any Sogetsu School arrangement.

Shu—master, subject line in an arrangement

Soe—Literally translated as “man.” The secondary and medium-length stem of the three main stems in any Sogetsu School arrangement.

Sogetsu—School of ikebana founded by Sofu Teshigahara

Suiban—shallow container

Totonoma—Display alcove in a traditional Japanese room