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Ikebana, also known as kado, is the Japanese form of flower arrangement. Westerners are often surprised at how complex Japanese ikebana is compared to the typical western flower arrangement. Ikebana not only focuses on the flower and the bloom, but also on the stems, leaves, and the vase. Simplicity is also an important feature in ikebana, contrary to western flower arrangement where flowers are layered and layered to create a full look. Also important in ikebana is the shape, lines, and form of the arrangement. During ikebana, silence is a must. The spiritual nature of ikebana in which one should relax the mind, body, and soul and appreciate life requires a silent space when creating these works of art. Today, different types of schools of ikebana exist, each with different origins and differing styles.
Following the strict rules of Ikebana, artists are able to create lovely works of Japanese flower displays. The techniques are carefully practiced and each arrangement is done to bring out the best of the flower's beauty without overpowering the scenery or the senses.
Interested in seeing Ikebana Japanese flower arrangements for yourself? Enjoy the beautiful scenery during any of our fully-guided Japan tours between Tokyo & Kyoto with Ikebana at our tea ceremony, or add an ikebana class to your vacation with our affordable line of day trips for a custom vacation in Kyoto!
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