Rikka Shofutai is one of the earliest forms of ikebana composition. A complex composition comprised of 9 elements "yakueda", it depicts the magnificence of nature and its beautiful landscape. The mountains and peaks, near and distant, as well as the valleys, cascading mountain streams are symbolically and harmoniously represented in the composition.

Rikka Shimputai, introduced in 1997 by Sen'eï Ikenobo, 45th generation iemoto and current headmaster of the Ikenobo Society of Floral Art, by virtue of its modern concepts, not only encourages creativity but also accords arrangers with limitless artistic freedom.

Rikka Shofutai

Rikka Shimputai