My Ikebana: Only Branches

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After a particularly strong snowstorm last winter, I picked up some branches that had fallen off a maple tree.  I kept them until now.  


Finally, long winter is over and we start to smell the earth, the grass and the trees again.  The branches have started to flower!


For this arrangement, just the branches were enough.  I decided to make isshu-ike (arrangement with one type of material only).  No more flowers.  And since the branches were quite thick, no kenzan either.


I did not have an appropriate container that could match the strength and heaviness of the branches.  So I decided to use 4 containers.  I used two of them simply to enlarge the space and showed only water.


Here is the whole arrangement.  I had fun making this!  Hope you like it.  --Miyako


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