My Ikebana: Contrasting Cattails

Added on by the ikebana shop.

Isshu-ike...using only one kind of material for an arrangement.  I selected only cattails.

I meant this arrangement to portray the cusp where summer ends and autumn begins.  On the left side, I placed very green cattails, strong and straight, still very much in their prime.  On the right side, I placed already weakening leaves, stooped and curled, browning in some parts...a portent of fall.

Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako