I attended my first Ikebana class! It was so much fun and I was so lost! The instructor spoke a lot of Japanese and not much EnglsSih. But one of the girls in the class would translate for me. Most of us were learning the rising form of the Ohara school. There are lots of formulas and schools in Ikebana. Some of the tips that our instructor gave me was each flower has a feeling and that less is more. There is a subject and an object in the arrangement. The pampas grass is the subject and the orange chrysanthemums are the object and they are supposed to talk to each other.