Sangetsu, meaning "mountain
moon," is a school of flower arranging inspired by visionary,
master artist, and founder of the Johrei Fellowship, Mokichi Okada (called Meishu-sama
by Johrei members). Okada promoted a spiritual approach to life through beauty
and taught that beauty has the power to transform -- to purify the spirit and
evoke the highest qualities of character from within. He also taught that nature
is the greatest teacher of truth and beauty. An artist in many regards, Okada
arranged flowers in a simple yet beautiful way, resulting in works of art that
uplifted all who saw them.
The Sangetsu School follows Mokichi Okada's example of consciously
co-creating with nature. The school's philosophy is that the
earth and all of nature are alive. The most important focus
in Sangetsu is to arrange flowers, branches, and leaves in keeping
with the dynamic life energy, growth patterns, and inherent
beauty of the natural world. This way the arrangements retain
the vital forces which have the power to transform the human
heart and mind, and to enliven any space.
Spiritual energy pervades the universe and is likewise present
in the human being and even in a single flower. The rhythm and
harmony of nature is reflected in a Sangetsu arrangement. The
conscious and loving placement of each flower and branch results
in a work of art that helps to unfold, heal, and transform the
human spirit, bringing it into balance with the greater harmony
of the natural world.
Sangetsu arrangements are often for sale at the Tucson Center.
Custom arrangements can be ordered.
Sangetsu classes are held there monthly. Classes are open to
all, whether or not you have taken the beginning Johrei class
or have ever received Johrei. Flowers and supplies are provided
and there is a class fee. Please see the News
and Events page for class dates and times.
For more information please visit:
of Flower Arranging (www.sangetsu.org)