Jiyuka, the free style form of the Ikenobo School, was established in 1945. Shoka and rikka express the beauty of natural forms and materials through the artist’s deep relationship with them. Jiyuka focuses on the knowledge, experience and feelings of the artist as she/he encounters the materials. It is less structured than its predecessors and more adaptable to modern spaces and architecture.
There more sculptural effect is achieved by recognizing and employing the four shapes and forms of all materials: line, area, dot and mass. Combining these elements in various combinations not necessarily governed by season or function is a reflection of modern life with its greenhouses, lack of borders and time zones.