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at Yūkoan, Halifax. Taki, Waterfall. Nishigaki Soko 1908-1985, Daitokuji, Shinju-an. 瀧 直下三千尺 Taki Chokka Sanzenjaku The waterfall streams straight down 3,000 feet. 直下三千尺 is a part of a quatrain with seven-word lines titled '望廬山瀑布' (Commanding a distant view of the waterfall of the Lushan mountain) by the Tang period poet, Li Bai (701 - 762).
Iris, cherry & bamboo
Reversed Variation 1, slanting style, nageire. Iris & cherry. Arrangement by Katerina Mezhekova. Keisei ikebana class. June 12, 2012. Iris, cherry and bamboo... Old memories mixed with the new hope. I was desperate & in the storm while making it... I still remember so clearly that practicing ikebana at that moment in life was such a relief and a needed meditation... as always, I must say....as always, it helped so much! And I keep doing it.... More about ikebana here…