(clippers or scissors) are used to cut flowers and stems to their
desired lengths. Although the way stems are cut depends on the type of
plant and arrangement, most cuts are made at an angle. This makes them
easier to secure in the vase and kenzan and makes the area for drawing
Tall vase used in making heika arrangements. Crosspieces are used to
secure stems at three points. (Left photo)
shallow container for moribana. A kenzan is used to secure the stems
and flowers.(Right Photo)
A holder with many sharp points about 1 centimeter high into which
flowers are inserted so that they are fixed firmly.
Equipment (Photos courtesy of
Ohara School of Ikebana.