My Ikebana: Only Branches

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After a particularly strong snowstorm last winter, I picked up some branches that had fallen off a maple tree.  I kept them until now.  

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Finally, long winter is over and we start to smell the earth, the grass and the trees again.  The branches have started to flower!

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For this arrangement, just the branches were enough.  I decided to make isshu-ike (arrangement with one type of material only).  No more flowers.  And since the branches were quite thick, no kenzan either.

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I did not have an appropriate container that could match the strength and heaviness of the branches.  So I decided to use 4 containers.  I used two of them simply to enlarge the space and showed only water.

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Here is the whole arrangement.  I had fun making this!  Hope you like it.  --Miyako

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(All photos by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.)