arrangements are for pure
delight and enjoyment and are never judged.
What is Ikebana?
is the art of Japanese flower arranging. It can be traced back to
the Japanese Shinto worship of nature and the Chinese Buddhist tradition
of placing flowers on the altar to Buddha. Gradually, this custom
filtered down to the people and, in modern times, has lost much
of its religious significance. However, the ancient discipline of
rules and forms is still observed today in a traditional ikebana
arrangement. An ikebana arrangement will usually form some type
of asymmetrical triangle.
include branches, mosses, fruit and vegetables as well as flowers
in all their evolving forms. Space between materials and the asymmetry
of the design is important to the creation of an ikebana arrangement.