It was Japan Market at “Japan Cultural Exchange” ( next to my house).
I presented ikebana works there.
When I went to flower stands and markets,
willows looked pretty close to Japanese one.
So I took willows at first, then narcissusses and tulips
because they are very available here.
But I got surprised when I started arranging willows in ikebana.
They were actually from Japanese one.
They were thinner and squiggle on everywhere.
Its natural shape will be nice when I arrange into a vase
but it wasn’t a right way to force forming to exact Japanese traditional shape.
conversely narcissusses and tulips I was thinking about how to use their differences
were simply arranged.
I found that I have to see differences of flowers
and using them as they are.
Here, I am in Holland, not Japan.
We always say
ikebana should be natural as the flower is.
I caught such basic thing
after I left my country.