Rikka is the oldest traditional style which established during the Muromachi Period.
Rikka is the basic form of Ikebana.
Rikka is a technique of putting plants and flowers in a long and narrow vertical vase.
Rikka represent providence of nature.
Flowers in Rikka style were displayed in alcoves for ceremonies or receiving guests.
Rikka mainly represent natural beauty of landscape and the universe.
Shoka focuses on the beauty of birth, when plants start sprouting.
Shoka represents the growing energy and feeling of life.
There are not any fixed styles in Jiyuuka.
With Jiyuuka style, wide ranges of expression are possible.
Jiyuuka style is utilized in many interpretations of events.
“Moribana” is a form of upright style arrangement.“Moribana” is an upright style in which flowers are arranged in a basin or wide-mouthed vase.The Ohara school is characterized by “Moribana” style.In Moribana, arrangement in the shape of three points of shin (center), soe (support) and tai
“Nageire” is a slanting style in which flowers are arranged in a cylindrical vase.“Nagerie” meaning “throw in,” are arranged in tall, narrow vases.