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Ikebana Equipment


Hasami (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 water larger.


A tall vase used in making heika arrangements. Crosspieces are used to secure stems at three points.


A low, shallow container for moribana. A kenzan is used to secure the stems and flowers.


A holder with many sharp points about 1 centimeter (approx. 0.4 inches) high into which flowers are inserted so that they are fixed firmly.