Wondering what container to use for different arrangements?
Here are some samples of arrangements in containers ranging from cheaper, locally available vases to higher end Japanese vases.
Almost anything can be used for free style but classical styles like shoka and rikka call for more traditionally shaped containers, generally narrow at the bottom and wider at the top.
Many more examples of ikebana vases and equipment can be found at the Ikenobo store, Karaku.
Shoka and Rikka use similar containers
These containers vary in height but are narrower at the bottom than the top.