My Ikebana: Like Sumi-E

Added on by the ikebana shop.

For this arrangement, I took inspiration from sumi-e (墨絵 - the art of Japanese ink painting). It is an isshu-ike (一種生け - arrangement with only one kind of material) using only pussywillow branches.  The branches were like sumi ink, used to paint a picture.

We rendered the image in black and white.  Can you recognize the nijimi (滲み - brush stroke with a full charge of ink) and kasure (掠れ - brush stroke with drying ink)?

I hope you like it.  --Miyako