Wazakura - Sun and Moon Kenzan
Kenzans are used in the Japanese art of ikebana. A great tool for florists, floral designers or beginner floral arrangers. A sustainable and lifelong replacement to green floral foam. The kenzan uses pins to stabilise your flowers upright and in position, while allowing water and nutrients to be absorbed at the end of the stem resulting in healthier flowers and water that remains clearer for longer. Place your kenzan in a vase and begin your arrangement, It is recommend to cut the stem at a very sharp angle or in a point for easier placement in the flower holder.
This Sun and Moon Kenzan makes for flexible flower arrangements. The piece is made from two parts - a circle and a crescent which attach together with joinery and come apart easily. This can be used as one unit or two pieces for your arrangement to widen or separate, the crescent shaped kenzan is ideal for narrow spaces or uniquley shaped vases.
The kenzan features a black coating that is both stain resistant and subdued. The dark colour falls back as a backdrop to the sculptural stems and vase. It also comes with a removable rubber gasket which prevents scratches and damage to your vase and allows it to grip easier to the base. The kenzan is made from high grade brass, making it very solid, sturdy and long lasting, the flower needles are very sharp and fixed well to the base.
These ikebana tools are manufactured by artisans with more than 50 years of experience from the city of Sanjo, in Niigata Prefecture. Sanjo is known since the 17th century for the metalwork skills of their artisans and blacksmiths.
Size: 3.6x2.32x0.92 inch (93x59x21mm) | Weight: 0.9 lbs (415 g) | Material: Brass, Stainless Steel, Paint (base and needles), Natural rubber (gasket) | Pin Size: 1/16"(1.4mm) in diameter, 9/16”(14mm) in height | Number of Needle: 370 | Origin: Sanjo, Niigata prefecture (Japan)