Monthly Archives: January 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! This New Year’s arrangement includes the three traditional New Year’s elements: Pine, Bamboo and plum. These are the symbolic signature plants for celebratory occasions in Japanese culture. The pine symbolizes endurance, bamboo is graceful, and plum blossoms begin to flower in winter, their delicate beauty giving us optimism. This type of ikebana is called “Sho-chiku-bai”.