What is a Kenzan?

A tool used in ikebana to stabilize the base of a flower or branch.
It consists of a heavy metal stand with a number of pointed needles planted upward to hold the base of the floral material in place.

This is what the kenzan is generally used for, but a closer look reveals that it is only when there is a certain depth of insertion that the flower is able to stand on its own.

When we thought about this and scrutinized the necessary conditions to the minimum, we found that as long as the tips of the insert depth were between each other, the flowers could be supported.
That is the root of the idea for this vase


Two points are needed to support one flower, and a group of two points is needed to support multiple flowers.

In this sense, two boards with multiple holes in each board are all that is needed.
By preparing two boards, one large and one small, with the same pattern of holes, a bouquet-like shape can be naturally formed by inserting flowers between the holes of the same type.

The fact that a decorative radial pattern is used for the holes as well as for the flowers, in order to allow for the insertion of flowers and a variety of hole types, not only makes the hole types easier to add, but also establishes a relationship between the flowers and the container that makes them look more beautiful to each other as an extension of the flower petals.


The two boards can be rotated to any angle and can be independent of each other, thus stimulating the curiosity of those who arrange them freely according to the image they wish to present.