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a kenzan used in an ikebana flower arrangement
For the video-game, see Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan!.

A kenzan, also called spiky frog, is a specific device used in the Japanese art of flower arrangement ikebana for fixing the flowers in the container. It consists of a heavy lead plate with erected brass needles where the stipes are fixed.

The name kenzan (剣山) literally means sword mountain. The kenzan has been introduced with the moribana style of ikebana.[1]


  1. ^ Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging, p. 45. 

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