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Kenzan 50 mm with detachable rubber ring for Ikebana flower arrangements

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An IKEBANA fakir bed, also known as kenzan, is an essential tool for Japanese flower arranging. It is a metal flower arranging pin holder with small, sharp pins (brass copper needles) used to hold flowers and plants in place during arranging.

Arrangements can be easily composed and adjusted with precision and control using an IKEBANA fakir bed. This metal kenzan stands alone at the bottom of the container to support your small bouquets. Its compact size (50 mm) makes it ideal for simple floral arrangements with 3 or 5 stems.

The rubber base or rubber ring ensures that the flower arrangement and the Ikebana pin holder stay nicely in place.

An additional advantage: the rubber base prevents damage to the vase or container.

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Kenzan or Fakirbed for Japanese Ikebana Flower Arranging, also known as flower frog
Color: Black rubber base, silver-gray with copper (brass) needles
Size: 50 mm
Quantity: per piece

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An Ikebana Kenzan can also be used to split leaves or grass.

Important to note: Kenzan is usable almost anywhere if there is space to add extra water.

FAQ

Can a Kenzan Fakirbed rust?

No, Kenzan for Ikebana cannot rust because it is made of stainless steel. What you may see is not rust, but residue from flower stems that die off. You can easily remove this with an old toothbrush. However, it is recommended because of bacteria!

How to use a Kenzan Ikebana pin?

The Kenzan Fakirbed is best placed in the center of a vase, a small bowl, or a shallow dish. Add water after arranging the flowers to prolong the enjoyment of your creation.

Kenzan is traditionally used in the Japanese art of Ikebana to create flower arrangements that feel natural yet orderly.

Which flowers are most suitable in combination with Ikebana Kenzan pins?

Flowers with sturdy stems and the ability to stand well in flower arrangements are all well suited for use with a Kenzan.

  • Tulip
  • Daisy
  • Sunflower
  • Orchid
  • Hydrangea
  • Peony
  • Iris
  • Daffodil
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Poppy
  • Sweet pea
  • Snowdrop
  • Hibiscus
  • Dahlia
  • Amaryllis
  • Ranunculus
  • Snapdragon
  • Anemone

How do you clean your Kenzan?

  1. Use the Kenzan rake brush to clean your flower frog thoroughly. This brush reaches all difficult places and removes organic residues to prevent contaminated water. It is also useful for cleaning the metal base.
  2. If you don't have a special brush, clean your Kenzan after use with a dish brush or toothbrush. Then, let it dry upside down on a towel to prevent discoloration.

Do you need to glue the Kenzan?

Normally, not. The rubber base provides stability. If you feel your arrangement needs extra support, fix it to the base of your vase or vessel with floral glue or museum wax.

What are the benefits of a Kenzan?

  • You can quickly and easily create creations with just a few flowers or branches.
  • A perfect tool for creating minimalist flower arrangements that emphasize lines and visual movement.
  • It is an environmentally friendly tool, as a Kenzan can be reused repeatedly.

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