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Ikebana, The Living Flowers

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Ikebana is creative expression within certain rules of construction. Its materials are living branches, leaves, grasses, and blossoms. Its heart is the beauty resulting from color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the meaning latent in the total form of the arrangement (Extract from Ikebana International)

Every year, my friend Emiko exhibits her amazing Ikebana together with other students. For 20 years she has been studying Ikebana following the Ohara School (more info about this school HERE). As previous years, I had the pleasure of visiting her exhibition and enjoy this beautiful art. ありがとうえみこちゃん!!

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2 Comments

  1. Leticia Tanoue says

    Wonderful ikebana by Ohara School in Tokyo. Beauty and harmony put together by masters of flower art indeed ! Greetings from Argentina.
    Leticia Tanoue

    • You’re do right, Leticia. The exhibition was wonderful. A great chance to see this traditional Japanese art. Gracias por visitar mi blog!

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