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Hana-kanade

 
Hana-kanade 

The Ohara School released a new style "Hana-kanade", created by Headmaster Hiroki Ohara, as one of its ikebana expressions in August 2011.

The word Hana-kanade is made of two kanji characters:
(hana) t (kanade). The first character means flower; the second means to offer or dedicate. To be more precise, the character t (kanade) is a compound ideograph formation, a kanji made up of meaningful parts. It is originally composed of three shapes: a shape of germinating plants, a shape of two hands offering something, and a shape suggestive of stepping forward.
This meaning of the character t (kanade) can be associated with kuge, or
Buddhist floral offerings, one of the original purposes of ikebana. Kanaderu, the verb form of Kanade, generally means to play music with musical instruments, or gather voices and sounds to make music. Hana-kanade thus can be interpreted as ikebana compositions that students render by making the materials echo each other.


Hana-kanade is a three-dimensional arrangement that expresses the beauty of mutually crossing principal stems that move inwardly from their insertion points.

The combination of materials:

Usually from one to five different kinds of materials are combined.
The combination is made purposefully to express the beauty of the color, form, and season. The basic color is green.



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