Chapter 8: Frog
This item, very important for Ikebana floral arts, is also known as a spiky frog. The floral industry is using this brass pin plate to arrange flowers and not only Ikebana designs. The pins hold the stems of the flowers in place and because the frog is a heavy piece it is excellent when you want to design with branches and thus keep it in a certain way. This item comes in different sizes and shapes. There are also plastic frogs but these are not as heavy as the metal ones so I recommend choosing the ones that fits your design and hold the weight of your flowers and branches as they should.