Stayputs or kenzans were invented in Japan over 100 years ago for use in the art of ikebana flower arrangements. They are also called Pin Frogs and flower frogs. Consisting of a small weighted piece of round or square metal that has a bed of nails, they are used in the base of arrangements with flowers being directly secured onto the Stayput. Typically this is used in Ikebana floristry work and designs. Over time, this has been replaced by floral foam. At Koch & Co we offer a range of high quality kenzans or flower frogs, the Japanese style flower holder that will help everything stay put.
The approach of ikebana is somewhat different to western floristry. It draws emphasis on shape, line and form and often focuses on more unusual parts such as the stems or leaves. It tends to be more minimal in style, featuring fewer flowers and other elements. At Koch & Co, we offer several different choices of flower holder stayputs or kenzans. They come in squares, rectangles and circles that vary in size. Sure Stick® is plasticine or clay style of adhesive that is extremely sticky and will glue almost anything. Our flower frogs are waterproof and will hold most material together. They can be reused and are easy to separate once used. A typical application might be using it on the underside of a ceramic figurine that you want to secure in the base of a ceramic bowl. Try something different with your flower arrangements and get into ikebana.