Ikebana schools celebrate anniversaryUPDATED 1:35 PM HST Feb 11, 2014Video Transcript
Sogetsu came to Hawaii.. It's one of the modern philosophies of ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement. 500 members of Sogetsu Hawaii and other ikebana schools met at the Sheraton Waikiki today to celebrate the anniversary. Master Toshi- yuki Ohki from Japan took local tropicals and created 9 massive arrangements, including one that took up the whole stage. "WE HARVESTED THE BAMBOO HE'S USING AND WE CLEANED AND STRIPPED IT. HOW SPECIAL ISIT WORKING WITH A MASTER ON SOMETHING THIS SIZE? IT'S VERY EXCITING BECAUSE YOU DON'T GET TODO THAT HERE WITH A MASTER.THIS IS DIFFERENT. THIS IS BIG." One of the central principles of Sogetsu is to have each arrangement contain 3 strong elements at certain angles and proportion. We'll have more artistry from Master Ohki later in this newscast.