Tatehana is really fun and is appropriate for any level. It does not use kenzan. Instead, we use komiwara (plastic straws that resemble the rice straws). Komiwara is re-usable. After use, we wash, clean, and dry it. You will need a slim vase that meets the following specifications:
1) 7.5-9.5 inches tall (Should not exceed 10 inches)
2) 2.75-3.15 inches wide for the mouth
3) slim, cylinder shape
4) aquarium-sized stones if the vase is not cylindrical (small pebbles will have to be added to stabilize the komiwara)
Workshop fees include the flower materials, komiwara, wires, strings, and other supplies.
Online registration is not available for this event. Please email Dr. Chikako Usui for reservation at Chikako@umsl.edu.
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