Around this time of the year, young branches start to shoot out of the thick trunks of big maple trees.
I took a few branches and decided to use nothing else. This is called isshu-ike (一種生け), creating an arrangement with only one type of material.
It does not possess the colourful gaiety that flowers could bring but branches are great for showing lines and space!
Here is a shot in black-and-white. Please enjoy the space between the branches!
...and here is the whole arrangement.
I hope you like it. --Miyako
All photos by the ikebana shop. All rights reserved.