Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is also known as Kado (way of flowers). The tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offering were made at altars. Later, they were placed in the tokonoma (alcove) of a home. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century under the influence of Buddist tea masters & grown over the centuries, with over 1000 different schools in Japan & aboard.
Kado is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with koda for incense appreciation & chado for tea & tea ceremony.
Learn the art of Ikebana & interesting floral skill is a fun activity for a group.
It introduces the basic principles & techniques of Ikebana, focusing on simplicity is the untimate sophistication!
All materials & equipment will be provided & students allowed to bring back their creations.
What you'll learn:
- History & appreciation of ikebana
- Art & mechanics of building am Ikebana style arrangement
- How to use & balance arrangement with flower frogs