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Heika

Where as Moribana was originated and developed by the Ohara School, Heika, literally "vase flowers," is part of the ancient historical tradition of ikebana. Unlike Moribana, which is done in flat containers, Heika is created in tall, deep containers like vases and pots. The essential difference between the two is the way branches are arranged and fixed in position..

There are three established floral styles in Heika:

  1. The Slanting Style:
    Just as the Upright Style (moribana) is the basic floral style in Moribana, the Slanting Style is the basic floral style in Heika. It expresses the beauty of branches that reach out horizontally.
  2. The Upright Style:
    The Upright Style in Heika expresses the beauty of branches that rise forward. The main point is to capture the light, buoyant movement of such branches.
  3. The Cascading Style:
    The Cascading Style expresses the beauty of lines that flow gracefully downward.


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