January:Arrangement for the month-Japanese red pine

Arranged by Hiroko Suzuki

Japanese ardisia, also known in Japan as Juhryo, is one of the popular New Year lucky charms.
The brightness of the gold leaf, covering the surface of the vase, is gorgeous enough to play a main role,
so let it be with Juhryo adding a color it.
The combination of gold and green, found also on Noh stages or on Japanese folding screens,
is auspicious itself.
Take things easy and find your own arrangement this year.

Materials arranged: Japanese red pine, Hikage, Juhryo
Vessel: “Hikari-to-Nami-ni-Tsutsumarete”(Wrapped in light and waves)by MURATA