What is Sangetsu?
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: Sangetsu School of Flower Arranging (www.sangetsu.org)