Ikebana Prints by Gojo zu Shiki, Ho Ei (1811)
Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging, it is known as kado or the “way of flowers”.
It is a disciplined art form where humanity and nature are brought together. It often emphasizes not just the blooms, but the stems and leaves of the plant, making emphasis of the shape, form and line. Ikebana also uses minimalism, using only a few blooms and stalks. It is formed on a scalene triangle, with the points symbolizing heaven, earth and man, or sun, moon and earth. The container is always an important part of the art.
There is a spiritual element to the creation of ikebana, most creators are silent during creation.
Ikebana evolved from the Buddhist tradition of giving flowers to the spirits of the dead.
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